Published articles


Journal - research article


  • Evans, R. J., Bird, A., Bullen, P., Fenaughty, J., Renker-Darby, A., Crosby, K., Grant, M., Miller, S. and Paine, S-J. 2023. Now We Are 12: Young People’s Relationships at Twelve Years of Age. Snapshot 9. Auckland: Growing Up in New Zealand. Available from:


  • Gilchrist, C. A., Chelimo, C., Tatnell, R., Atatoa Carr, P., Camargo Jr, C. A., Morton, S., & Grant, C. C. (2021). Vaccination information fathers receive during pregnancy and determinants of infant vaccination timeliness. Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics, 1-12. DOI: 10.1080/21645515.2021.1932212

  • Castro, T.G., Gerritsen, S., Teixeira, J., Pillai, A., Marchioni, D., Grant, C., Morton, S. and Wall, C. (2021). An index measuring adherence to New Zealand infant feeding guidelines has convergent validity with maternal sociodemographic and health behaviours and with children`s body size. British Journal of Nutrition, 1-13. Available here.


  • Bird, A. L., Underwood, L., Berry, S., Grant, C. C., Gulliver, P., Fanslow, J., ... & Morton, S. M. (2020). Physical conflict during pregnancy: a socioecological, cross-cultural examination of risk and protective factors for New Zealand women. Violence against women, 1077801220971356.

  • San San Kyaw, K., Tin Tin, S., Underwood, L. and Grant, C. (2020). Effects of Home Language Environment and Household Crowding on Early Expressive Language Development. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 41(4):289-298. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000764

  • Doran, P., Bradshaw, P., Morton, S., Taitolo, E., Williams, J., Cunningham, C. (2020). Growing up healthy in families across the globe: Cross-cultural harmonisation of childhood risk-factors using longitudinal studies from Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand. Child Indicators Research, 13(6).

  • Buckley, J., Peterson, E.R., Underwood, L., D’Souza, S., Morton, S.M.B. and Waldie, K.E. (2020). Socio-demographic and maternal health indicators of inhibitory control in preschool age children: evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 11(2), 181-201.

  • Russell, J., Grant, C.C., & Morton, S.M.B. (2020). Multimorbidity in early childhood and socioeconomic disadvantage: findings from a large New Zealand child co
    hort. Academic Pediatrics, 20(5), 619-627.


  • Corkin, M. T., Dando, E., Peterson, E. R., Andrejic, N., Waldie, K. E., Reese, E., & Morton, S. M. B. (2018). The way she smiles brightens me up”: Highlights of parenting an infant in a large Nationally diverse cohort. Current Psychology, 40(2), 919-938.

  • Marks, E.J., Grant, C.C., De Castro, T.G., Bandara, D.K., Wall, C., & Morton, S.M.B. (2018). Agreement between future parents on infant feeding intentions and its association with breastfeeding duration: Results from the Growing Up in New Zealand cohort study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(6), 1230.




MSD Reports:

  • Noy, S., & Sin, I. (2021). The Drivers of Mothers' Parental Leave Decisions: Evidence from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal survey. Wellington, NZ: Ministry of Social Development. ISBN: 978-1-99-002354-5
  • Gerritsen S, D’Souza A, Goodsell-Matthews T, Pillai A, Swinburn B, Wall C. (2020). Food hardship and early childhood nutrition: Findings from Growing Up in New Zealand with a focus on food hardships among tamariki Māori and Pacific children. Wellington: Ministry of Social Development. Available here.
  • Walsh M., Joyce S., Maloney T., & Vaithianathan R. (2019). Protective factors of children families at highest risk of adverse childhood experiences: An analysis of children and families in the Growing up in New Zealand data who “beat the odds”. Wellington, NZ: Ministry of Social Development.  ISBN: 978-1-98-854158-7
  • Walsh M., Joyce S., Maloney T., & Vaithianathan R. (2019). Adverse childhood experiences and school readiness outcomes: Results from the Growing up in New Zealand study. Wellington, NZ: Ministry of Social Development. Available here.