Management and Funding


Growing Up in New Zealand is a University of Auckland study managed by Auckland UniServices.

It is funded through an agreement with the Ministry of Social Development.

The principal Director of the study is Professor Susan Morton and the study’s General Manager is Annette Gohns.

A number of bodies provide guidance to the study. These include:

  • A Steering Group who provide strategic oversight to ensure its sustainability and value, made up of representatives and delegates from the University of Auckland, UniServices, Ministry of Social Development, Office of the Children’s Commissioner and Oranga Tamariki.
     
  • A Kaitiaki Group to ensure that the approach of the study is consistent with the Kaitiaki principles on which it was founded; and that the collection, storage, analysis and use of Māori knowledge is consistent with Māori goals and aspirations.
     
  • A Pacific Advisory Group to ensure that the approach of the Growing Up in New Zealand study is consistent with the Pasifika Research Principles and that the collection, storage, re-establishment of the Pacific Advisory Group analysis and use of Pasifika knowledge is compatible with Pasifika development goals and aspirations
     
  • An Expert Scientific Advisory Panel to provide strategic advice on longitudinal study design and execution. It is made-up of New Zealand and international experts in child development, health and longitudinal research.
     
  • A Data Access Committee to provide appropriate data access to data collected in the study by Approved Researchers under the terms and conditions of the Data Access Protocol.
     
  • A Policy Forum to provide advice on policy priorities to allow the Growing Up team to collect relevant information to inform policy development and evaluation. This is made up of senior representatives from key Government departments and agencies.

Growing Up in New Zealand produces a report based on the findings from each data collection wave, as well as other subject-specific reports and policy briefs.

Bespoke reports and commentary can be commissioned by other funders. To request such a report please contact us.