The NCLR has partnerships with lifecourse related research groups around New Zealand and internationally. This involves active research partnerships as well as advisory roles. Principal relationships are with:
- The Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit (DMHDRU) (Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin)
- Christchurch Health and Development Study (Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch)
- Te Pou Tiringa (New Plymouth)
- Pacific Islands Families Study (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland)
- COMPASS (University of Auckland, Auckland)
Research projects based in core lifecourse research areas
Based at the University of Otago, the NCLR leverages off the substantial investment made in the DMHDS study and the studies of NCLR partners to undertake new research projects. These projects focus on improving outcomes (e.g. health, education) throughout the lifecourse and have national and international applicability.
These studies are based in core lifecourse research areas:
- Youth and early adulthood transitions (The Graduate Longitudinal Study NZ), with the Centre for Research on Children and Families, University of Otago, Dunedin.
- Māori research including the partnership with Te Pou Tiringa which will examine the positive outcomes resulting from the Te Kopae Piripono programme, in Taranaki.