The Centre is committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and thus uses a
bi-cultural partnership approach to research.
Members of the Centre have wide research and evaluation experience with children
and their families and in working with people from Māori and Pacific communities.
Centre staff collaborate not only with the researchers in various other departments
of The University of Auckland but nationally and internationally as well.
The Centre for Child and Family Research is committed to research that is
of practical value and directly benefits those it targets.
The Centre liaises with policy makers, operates in partnership with communities,
and works closely with professionals and organisations in a wide variety of fields
that have bearing on the wellbeing of children and families.
The Centre is collaborating with Dr Janet Farnslow from Social and Community
Health in the School of Population Health to run the New Zealand Family Violence
Clearinghouse (NZFVC). Janet Farnslow and Robyn Dixon are Co-Directors of NZFVC.
Read more about NZFVC
Current international collaborative relationships include that with Dr Elizabeth
Banister from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada.