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Dr Megan Gollop

Megan Gollop 2019 imageDeputy Director, Senior Research Fellow

BSc(Hons) MEd(Endorsed in Counselling) PhD Otago

Dr Megan Gollop has worked as a researcher at the Children's Issues Centre since 1996. She has a background in psychology and counselling. Her work predominately focuses on the rights and well-being of children and families with relevance to policy and practice. Megan's research interests include socio-legal research with families and children on topics such as parental separation and divorce, relocation, and post-separation family issues; digital media; parenting; children's voice and participation; and children and young people's perspectives and participation in research.

Megan chairs the Humanities Division 'Children and Young People as Social Actors' Research Cluster.

Contact details

Room 7C21, Richardson Building
85 Albany Street
Dunedin
Tel +64 3 479 4918
Email megan.gollop@otago.ac.nz

Current postgraduate students

Nicola Liebergreen (PhD)
Young women and social media use within a Niuean context

Kelsey Brown LLM (Law)
Children and young people’s participation in three legal settings in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Publications

Gollop, M., Taylor, N., Binnie, I., Henaghan, M., & Robertson, J. (2021). Relationship property division in New Zealand: The experiences of separated people. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. 273p.

Binnie, I., Taylor, N., Gollop, M., & Pirini, M. (2021). Entitlements to deceased people's property in Aotearoa New Zealand: Public attitudes and values: A general population survey. Commissioned by Te Aka Matua o te Ture: Law Commission, supported by the Borrin Foundation. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. 72p.

Winter, T., Riordan, B. C., Hunter, J. A., Tustin, K., Gollop, M., Taylor, N., Kokaua, J., Poulton, R., & Scarf, D. (2021). A longitudinal study of mental wellbeing in students in Aotearoa New Zealand who transitioned into PhD study. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 659163. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.659163

Hohmann-Marriott, B., Choe, L., Schilperoort, L., Tustin, K., Taylor, N., Gollop, M., Theodore, R., Kokaua, J., Hunter, J., Taumoepeau, M., & Poulton, R. (2020). Family and career plans of students graduating from New Zealand universities. New Zealand Population Review, 46, 100-126. Retrieved from https://population.org.nz/latest-journals/

Gollop, M., & Taylor, N. J. (2020). Parenting arrangements after separation study: Evaluating the 2014 Family Law Reforms: Parents' and caregivers' perspectives: Research summary. Commissioned by New Zealand Law Foundation. Dunedin, New Zealand: Children's Issue Centre, University of Otago. 241p.

Smith, A. B., Gollop, M. M., Taylor, N. J., & Marshall, K. A. (Eds.). (2005). The discipline and guidance of children: Messages from research. Wellington, New Zealand: Office of the Children's Commissioner, 165p.

Edited Book - Research

Gollop, M. M., & McCormack, J. (Eds.). (2002). Children and Young People's Environments. Dunedin: Children's Issues Centre, 182p.

Edited Book - Research

Smith, A. B., Gollop, M. M., Marshall, K., & Nairn, K. (Eds.). (2000). Advocating for Children: International Perspectives on Children's Rights. Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 223p.

Edited Book - Research

Smith, A. B., Taylor, N. J., & Gollop, M. M. (Eds.). (2000). Children's Voices: Research, Policy and Practice. Auckland: Pearson Education, 218p.

Edited Book - Research

Smith, A. B., Taylor, N. J., & Gollop, M. M. (Eds.). (2010). Escuchemos a los niños [Translation of Children's voices: Research, policy and practice]. Mexico City, Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 354p.

Edited Book - Other

Freeman, C., Gollop, M., & Nairn, K. (2016). Disasters, displacement, and disruption: Children and young people's experience of spatial change following disasters. In N. Ansell, N. Klocker & T. Skelton (Eds.), Geographies of global issues: Change and threat. (Online ed.) (pp. 1-25). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-4585-95-8_11-1

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N., & Gollop, M. (2015). Children's views and participation in family dispute resolution in New Zealand. In A. B. Smith (Ed.), Enhancing children's rights: Connecting research, policy and practice. (pp. 242-255). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N., & Gollop, M. (2013). Children and young people's participation in family law decision-making. In N. Higgins & C. Freeman (Eds.), Childhoods: Growing up in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 153-166). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Gollop, M., & Taylor, N. (2012). New Zealand children and young people's perspectives on relocation following parental separation. In M. Freeman (Ed.), Law and childhood studies: Current legal issues 2011 (Vol. 14). (pp. 219-242). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652501.003.0015

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N., Smith, A. B., & Gollop, M. (2009). New Zealand. In N. J. Taylor & A. B. Smith (Eds.), Children as citizens? International voices. (pp. 81-98). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Gollop, M. (2005). Factors which influence parental disciplinary practices and attitudes. In A. B. Smith, M. M. Gollop, N. J. Taylor & K. A. Marshall (Eds.), The discipline and guidance of children: Messages from research. (pp. 17-52). Wellington, New Zealand: Office of the Children's Commissioner.

Chapter in Book - Research

Gollop, M. M. (2000). Interviewing children: A research perspective. In A. B. Smith, N. J. Taylor & M. M. Gollop (Eds.), Children's Voices: Research, Policy and Practice. (pp. 18-36). Auckland: Pearson Education.

Chapter in Book - Research

Gollop, M. M., Taylor, N. J., & Smith, A. B. (2000). Children's perspectives of their parents' separation. In A. B. Smith, N. J. Taylor & M. M. Gollop (Eds.), Children's Voices: Research, Policy and Practice. (pp. 134-156). Auckland: Pearson Education.

Chapter in Book - Research

Smith, A. B., Gollop, M. M., & Taylor, N. J. (2000). Children in foster and kinship care. In A. B. Smith, N. J. Taylor & M. M. Gollop (Eds.), Children's Voices: Research, Policy and Practice. (pp. 72-90). Auckland: Pearson Education.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N. J., Gollop, M. M., & Smith, A. B. (2000). Children and young people's perspectives on their legal representation. In A. B. Smith, N. J. Taylor & M. M. Gollop (Eds.), Children's Voices: Research, Policy and Practice. (pp. 110-133). Auckland: Pearson Education.

Chapter in Book - Research

Winter, T., Riordan, B. C., Hunter, J. A., Tustin, K., Gollop, M., Taylor, N., Kokaua, J., Poulton, R., & Scarf, D. (2021). A longitudinal study of mental wellbeing in students in Aotearoa New Zealand who transitioned into PhD study. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 659163. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.659163

Journal - Research Article

Hohmann-Marriott, B., Choe, L., Schilperoort, L., Tustin, K., Taylor, N., Gollop, M., Theodore, R., Kokaua, J., Hunter, J., Taumoepeau, M., & Poulton, R. (2020). Family and career plans of students graduating from New Zealand universities. New Zealand Population Review, 46, 100-126. Retrieved from https://population.org.nz/latest-journals/

Journal - Research Article

Theodore, R., Tustin, K., Kokaua, J., Gollop, M., Kiro, C., Taylor, N., & Poulton, R. (2020). Occupations and industries of employment of Māori university graduates: Early career aspirations and destinations. Kōtuitui, 15(1), 140-153. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2019.1669671

Journal - Research Article

Theodore, R., Taumoepeau, M., Kokaua, J., Tustin, K., Gollop, M., Taylor, N., Hunter, J., … Poulton, R. (2018). Equity in New Zealand university graduate outcomes: Māori and Pacific graduates. Higher Education Research & Development, 37(1), 206-221. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2017.1344198

Journal - Research Article

Theodore, R., Taumoepeau, M., Tustin, K., Gollop, M., Unasa, C., Kokaua, J., Taylor, N., Ramrakha, S., Hunter, J., & Poulton, R. (2018). Pacific university graduates in New Zealand: What helps and hinders completion. AlterNative, 14(2), 138-146. doi: 10.1177/1177180118764126

Journal - Research Article

Theodore, R., Gollop, M., Tustin, K., Taylor, N., Kiro, C., Taumoepeau, M., Kokaua, J., Hunter, J., & Poulton, R. (2017). Māori university success: What helps or hinders qualification completion. AlterNative, 13(2), 122-130. doi: 10.1177/1177180117700799

Journal - Research Article

Theodore, R., Tustin, K., Kiro, C., Gollop, M., Taumoepeau, M., Taylor, N., Chee, K.-S., Hunter, J., & Poulton, R. (2016). Māori university graduates: Indigenous participation in higher education. Higher Education Research & Development, 35(3), 604-618. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2015.1107883

Journal - Research Article

Freeman, C., Nairn, K., & Gollop, M. (2015). Disaster impact and recovery: What children and young people can tell us. Kōtuitui, 10(2), 103-115. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2015.1066400

Journal - Research Article

Taylor, N., Gollop, M., & Henaghan, M. (2010). Relocation following parental separation in New Zealand: Complexity and diversity. International Family Law, (March), 97-105.

Journal - Research Article

Taylor, N., Smith, A. B., & Gollop, M. (2008). New Zealand children and young people's perspectives on citizenship. International Journal of Children's Rights, 16(2), 195-210. doi: 10.1163/157181808X301791

Journal - Research Article

Gollop, M. (2002). Engaging children to participate in research interviews. Children, (44), 21-22.

Journal - Research Article

Smith, A. B., & Gollop, M. M. (2001). Children's perspectives on access visits. Butterworths Family Law Journal, 3(6), 245-253.

Journal - Research Article

Smith, A. B., & Gollop, M. M. (2001). What children think separating parents should know. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 30(1), 23-30.

Journal - Research Article

Gollop, M. M., Smith, A. B., & Taylor, N. J. (2000). Children's involvement in custody and access arrangements after parental separation. Child & Family Law Quarterly, 12(4), 383-399.

Journal - Research Article

Taylor, N. J., Gollop, M. M., & Smith, A. B. (2000). Children and young people's perspectives on the role of counsel for the child. Butterworths Family Law Journal, 3(6), 146-154.

Journal - Research Article

Smith, A. B., Gollop, M. M., Taylor, N. J., & Atwool, N. R. (1999). Children's voices in foster or kinship care: Knowledge, understanding and participation. Journal of Child Centred Practice, 6(1), 9-37.

Journal - Research Article

Henaghan, R. M., Taylor, N. J., Smith, A. B., Gollop, M. M., Gaffney, J. M. D., & Gold, M. (1998). Children's views on their parents' separation. Butterworths Family Law Journal, 2(11), 277-285.

Journal - Research Article

Gollop, M. (2009). [Editorial]. Childrenz Issues, 13(1), 3-4.

Journal - Research Other

Duncan, J., Lawrence, J., Gollop, M., for the Children's Issues Centre. (2007). Children's Issues Centre: 12 years of research and advocacy. New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work, 4(1), 64-69.

Journal - Research Other

Gollop, M. (2004). Editorial. Childrenz Issues, 8(2), 3-4.

Journal - Research Other

Taylor, N., Gollop, M., & Henaghan, M. (2017). Evaluating the 2014 family law reforms. Family Advocate, 18(3), 15.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Gollop, M. (2008). [Editorial]. Childrenz Issues, 12(1), 3-4.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Gollop, M. (2008). [Editorial]. Childrenz Issues, 12(2), 3-4.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Gollop, M., & Lawrence, J. (2007). Editorial. Childrenz Issues, 11(2), 3-4.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Gollop, M. M., Taylor, N. J., Smith, A. B., Gaffney, J. M. D., Gold, M., & Henaghan, R. M. (1997). Facilitating access: children's and lawyers' perspectives. LawTalk, 490, 28-30.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Taylor, N., Gollop, M., & Henaghan, M. (2009). Relocation following parental separation in New Zealand: Complexity and Diversity. International Family Justice Judicial Conference for Common Law and Commonwealth Jurisdictions. [CD-ROM] London: Judiciary of England and Wales. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Gollop, M., & Taylor, N. (2006). Supervised contact centres: Perspectives of parents, children and staff. Proceedings of the Child and Youth Welfare Advisers' Forum. LexisNexis. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Taylor, N. J., Smith, A. B., Gollop, M. M., & Tapp, P. E. (2001). Child-parent contact following separation and divorce: The implications for family law of NZ and international research. Proceedings of the New Zealand Family Law Conference. CD ROM. Wellington: New Zealand Law Society. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Gollop, M. M. (1998). Research with children. In N. J. Taylor & A. B. Smith (Eds.), Enhancing Children's Potential: Minimising Risk and Maximising Resiliency. Proceedings of the Children's Issues Centre: Second Child and Family Policy Conference. (pp. 113-118). Dunedin: University of Otago. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Smith, A. B., Gollop, M. M., & Taylor, N. J. (1998). Children's Voices in Foster or Kinship Care: Knowledge, Understanding and Participation. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect. Auckland. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Smith, A. B., Gollop, M. M., Taylor, N. J., Gaffney, J. M. D., Gold, M., & Henaghan, R. M. (1998). Access and other post-separation issues: a qualitative study of children's, parents' and lawyers' perspectives (abbreviated). Enhancing Children's Potential: Minimising the Risk & Maximising the Resiliency: Proceedings of the Children's Issues Centre: Second Child and Family Policy Conference. (pp. 251-297). Dunedin: Children's Issues Centre. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Taylor, N., Gollop, M., & Henaghan, M. (2019). Family law reform and post-separation parenting arrangements in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 56th Annual Conference: The future of Family Justice: International Innovations. 1(1), (pp. 8). Madison, WI: Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Retrieved from https://www.afccnet.org

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Gollop, M. (2018). What works for separated parents and caregivers making parenting arrangements in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) Conference. Retrieved from https://aifsconference2018.com.au/program/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Theodore, R., Tustin, K., Poulton, R., Gollop, M., Taumoepeau, M., Taylor, N., Kokaua, J., … Hunter, J. (2017). Māori graduates: Success at university and equity in outcomes. Proceedings of the New Zealand for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference. (pp. 30). Retrieved from https://forumpoint2.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/nzare2017/info

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Gollop, M. (2016). Family adjustment to the outcome of a relocation dispute: Parent perspectives. Proceedings of the Culture, Dispute Resolution and the Modernised Family Conference. Retrieved from http://www.famlawandpractice.com/confer/conferences.htm

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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