Faculty of Education and Social Work

Aims and objectives

The Centre for Child and Family Research is a multi-disciplinary research centre which aims to:

  • encourage and undertake high quality research relating to national policy issues concerning children and families
  • encourage the dissemination of and public debate on research involving children and families
  • conduct research addressing social policy goals
  • develop research projects that provide empirical evidence to inform policy
  • encourage and facilitate collaborative and multi-disciplinary research
  • assist researchers to find advisers from appropriate University departments
  • organise meetings, seminars and forums
  • inform university and government departments of research that may be of interest to them
  • provide an umbrella for seeking research funding from places where a combined approach is likely to be more successful
  • establish links with both international and New Zealand research bodies for cooperation and sharing of research information.