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Dr Judith Sligo

Contact Details

Phone
+64 3 479 7223
Email
judith.sligo@otago.ac.nz
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
Qualifications
BA, DipTchg, PGDip, MA, PhD
Research summary
Wellbeing of children, young people and families; equity; qualitative research
Teaching
  • Convenor of CMHC 201: Human Health across the Lifespan and CMHC 301: Applied Aspects of Human Health
  • Co-convene work poverty and gender module for PUBH 303 Public and Global Health: Current Issues
Memberships
Chair, Preventive and Social Medicine Ethics Committee

Research

Judith’s research interests and experiences are diverse and interdisciplinary. She is especially interested in the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families; ethics of research (particularly with children and young people); young people’s participation; and qualitative and mixed methods research and evaluation. She has an extensive history of working with the Dunedin Study’s third generation studies, having managed the Parenting Study from 1996 until its culmination and the Next Generation Study for ten years.

Jude is interested in generational change and issues of equity and has worked with young activists and colleagues on a research project investigating the role of hope in activism. She also has an interest in health systems and was involved in evaluating a transformational change programme and a participatory research project, which explored the healthcare experiences of young people with chronic health conditions.

Publications

Sligo, J. L., Hohmann-Marriott, B. E., McAnally, H. M., & Hancox, R. J. (2024). Impact of New Zealand teenagers’ fertility intentions on childbearing. Longitudinal & Life Course Studies, 15(1), 89-108. doi: 10.1332/175795921x16783960472524

McAnally, H. M., Iosua, E., Belsky, J., Sligo, J. L., Letcher, P., Greenwood, C. J., … Hancox, R. J. (2023). Does adolescent academic achievement predict future parenting? Infant & Child Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/icd.2483

Showden, C. R., Barker-Clarke, E., Sligo, J., & Nairn, K. (2023). The connective is communal: Hybrid activism in online and offline spaces. Social Movement Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14742837.2023.2171387

Letcher, P., Greenwood, C. J., McAnally, H., Belsky, J., Macdonald, J. A., Spry, E. A., … Sligo, J., … Iosua, E., … Hancox, R. J., & Olsson, C. A. (2023). Parental history of positive development and child behavior in next generation offspring: A two-cohort prospective intergenerational study. Child Development, 94, 60-73. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13839

Sligo, J., Besley, T., Ker, A., & Nairn, K. (2023). Creating a culture of care to support rainbow activists’ well-being: An exemplar from Aotearoa/New Zealand. Journal of LGBT Youth, 20(3), 502-523. doi: 10.1080/19361653.2022.2077274

Nairn, K., Sligo, J., Showden, C. R., Matthews, K. R., & Kidman, J. (2022). Fierce hope: Youth activism in Aotearoa. Wellington, New Zealand: Bridget Williams Books, 300p. doi: 10.7810/9781990046681

Authored Book - Research

Nairn, K., Higgins, J., & Sligo, J. (2012). Children of Rogernomics: A neoliberal generation leaves school. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 198p.

Authored Book - Research

Sligo, J., & Nairn, K. (2013). Children's understandings of success. In N. Higgins & C. Freeman (Eds.), Childhoods: Growing up in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 235-248). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Higgins, J., Nairn, K., & Sligo, J. (2007). Peer research with youth: Negotiating (sub)cultural capital, place and participation in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In S. Kindon, R. Pain & M. Kesby (Eds.), Participatory action research approaches and methods: Connecting people, participation and place. (pp. 104-111). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Higgins, J., Nairn, K., & Sligo, J. (2008). Peer research with youth: Negotiating (sub)cultural capital, place and participation in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In S. Kindon, R. Pain & M. Kesby (Eds.), Participatory action research approaches and methods: Connecting people, participation and place (Reprinted). (pp. 104-111). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Other

Sligo, J. L., Hohmann-Marriott, B. E., McAnally, H. M., & Hancox, R. J. (2024). Impact of New Zealand teenagers’ fertility intentions on childbearing. Longitudinal & Life Course Studies, 15(1), 89-108. doi: 10.1332/175795921x16783960472524

Journal - Research Article

Letcher, P., Greenwood, C. J., McAnally, H., Belsky, J., Macdonald, J. A., Spry, E. A., … Sligo, J., … Iosua, E., … Hancox, R. J., & Olsson, C. A. (2023). Parental history of positive development and child behavior in next generation offspring: A two-cohort prospective intergenerational study. Child Development, 94, 60-73. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13839

Journal - Research Article

McAnally, H. M., Iosua, E., Belsky, J., Sligo, J. L., Letcher, P., Greenwood, C. J., … Hancox, R. J. (2023). Does adolescent academic achievement predict future parenting? Infant & Child Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/icd.2483

Journal - Research Article

Showden, C. R., Barker-Clarke, E., Sligo, J., & Nairn, K. (2023). The connective is communal: Hybrid activism in online and offline spaces. Social Movement Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14742837.2023.2171387

Journal - Research Article

Sligo, J., Besley, T., Ker, A., & Nairn, K. (2023). Creating a culture of care to support rainbow activists’ well-being: An exemplar from Aotearoa/New Zealand. Journal of LGBT Youth, 20(3), 502-523. doi: 10.1080/19361653.2022.2077274

Journal - Research Article

McAnally, H. M., Sligo, J. L., Baxter, J., Tansley, J. E., Bolton, A. E., & Hancox, R. J. (2022). Changes to family structure, household composition and address among young New Zealanders: An update. Kōtuitui, 17(2), 260-271. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2021.1957946

Journal - Research Article

Jaffee, S. R., Sligo, J. L., McAnally, H. M., Bolton, A. E., Baxter, J. M., & Hancox, R. J. (2021). Early-onset and recurrent depression in parents increases risk of intergenerational transmission to adolescent offspring. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 62(8), 979-988. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.13356

Journal - Research Article

McAnally, H. M., Iosua, E., Sligo, J. L., Belsky, J., Spry, E., Letcher, P., … Williams, S., McGee, R., Bolton, A. E., & Hancox, R. J. (2021). Childhood disadvantage and adolescent socioemotional wellbeing as predictors of future parenting behaviour. Journal of Adolescence, 86, 90-100. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2020.12.005

Journal - Research Article

Letcher, P., Greenwood, C. J., Romaniuk, H., Spry, E., Macdonald, J. A., McAnally, H., … Sligo, J., Hancox, R. J., … Olsson, C. A. (2020). Adolescent and young adult mental health problems and infant offspring behavior: Findings from a prospective intergenerational cohort study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 272, 521-528. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.03.101

Journal - Research Article

Nairn, K., Showden, C. R., Sligo, J., Matthews, K. R., & Kidman, J. (2020). Consent requires a relationship: Rethinking group consent and its timing in ethnographic research. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 23(6), 719-731. doi: 10.1080/13645579.2020.1760562

Journal - Research Article

Sligo, J., Jones, B., Davies, C., Egan, R., Ingham, T., Hancox, B., & Richards, R. (2019). The experiences of young people with chronic illness in New Zealand: A qualitative study. Child: Care, Health & Development, 45(5), 660-669. doi: 10.1111/cch.12696

Journal - Research Article

Sligo, J., Roberts, V., Gauld, R., Villa, L., & Thirlwall, S. (2019). A checklist for healthcare organisations undergoing transformational change associated with large-scale health information systems implementation. Health Policy & Technology, 8, 237-247. doi: 10.1016/j.hlpt.2019.08.001

Journal - Research Article

McAnally, H. M., Reeves, L. M., Sligo, J. L., & Hancox, R. J. (2018). Intergenerational changes in adolescents' physical fitness and weight in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1482), 16-28. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Sligo, J. L., Nairn, K. M., & McGee, R. O. (2018). Rethinking integration in mixed methods research using data from different eras: Lessons from a project about teenage vocational behaviour. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 21(1), 63-75. doi: 10.1080/13645579.2017.1321868

Journal - Research Article

Sligo, J. L., McAnally, H. M., Tansley, J. E., Baxter, J. M., Bolton, A. E., Skillander, K. M., & Hancox, R. J. (2017). The dynamic, complex and diverse living and care arrangements of young New Zealanders: Implications for policy. Kōtuitui, 12(1), 41-55. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2016.1196715

Journal - Research Article

Nairn, K., Cameron, J., Anakin, M., Juntrasook, A., Wass, R., Sligo, J., & Morrison, C. (2015). Negotiating the challenge of collaborative writing: Learning from one writing group's mutiny. Higher Education Research & Development, 34(3), 596-608. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2014.973383

Journal - Research Article

Belsky, J., Hancox, R. J., Sligo, J., & Poulton, R. (2012). Does being an older parent attenuate the intergenerational transmission of parenting? Developmental Psychology, 48(6), 1570-1574. doi: 10.1037/a0027599

Journal - Research Article

Sligo, J. L., Buxton, J., McComb, S., Rothstein, D., Salter, G. H., & Hancox, R. J. (2011). How do we capture 15 years of complex and meaningful data about young people's lives? Kōtuitui, 6(1-2), 37-49. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2011.614624

Journal - Research Article

Higgins, J., Nairn, K., & Sligo, J. (2010). Vocational imagination and labour market literacy: Young New Zealanders making education-employment linkages. Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 62(1), 13-25. doi: 10.1080/13636820903491716

Journal - Research Article

Higgins, J., Nairn, K., & Sligo, J. (2009). Alternative ways of expressing and reading identity. Ethnography & Education, 4(1), 83-99. doi: 10.1080/17457820802703549

Journal - Research Article

Sligo, J., Rothstein, D., Buxton, J., Salter, G., & Hancox, R. (2009). How do researchers do it? A description of developing a multidisciplinary research assessment. Childrenz Issues, 13(1), 21-29.

Journal - Research Article

Nairn, K., Higgins, J., & Sligo, J. (2007). Youth researching youth: ″Trading on″ subcultural capital in peer research methodologies. Teachers College Record, 14515. Retrieved from http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=14515

Journal - Research Article

Nairn, K., Sligo, J., & Freeman, C. (2006). Polarizing participation in local government: Which young people are included and excluded? Children, Youth & Environments, 16(2), 248-271.

Journal - Research Article

Belsky, J., Sligo, J., Jaffee, S. R., Woodward, L., & Silva, P. A. (2005). Intergenerational transmission of warm-sensitive-stimulating parenting: A prospective study of mothers and fathers of 3-year-olds. Child Development, 76(2), 384-396.

Journal - Research Article

Freeman, C., Nairn, K., & Sligo, J. L. (2003). 'Professionalising' participation: From rhetoric to practice. Children's Geographies, 1(1), 53-70.

Journal - Research Article

Olsson, C. A., Spry, E., Letcher, P., McAnally, H., Thomson, K., Macdonald, J., … Iosua, E., Sligo, J., … McGee, R., … Hancox, R. J., & Patton, G. C. (2020). The Australian and New Zealand Intergenerational Cohort Consortium: A study protocol for investigating mental health and well-being across generations. Longitudinal & Life Course Studies, 11(2), 267-281. doi: 10.1332/175795920x15792720930280

Journal - Research Other

Sligo, J., Gauld, R., Roberts, V., & Villa, L. (2017). A literature review for large-scale health information system project planning, implementation and evaluation. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 97, 86-97. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2016.09.007

Journal - Research Other

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