Ms Hilary Dansey Dutton

BA, BA (Hons), MA (Auckland)

Biography

Hilary (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) discovered an interest in youth mentoring following her experience as a mentor in 2012. She subsequently completed two postgraduate research projects focused on both the theory and practice of youth mentoring, and is furthering her knowledge of and contribution to the field with her doctoral studies. Hilary also works as a research co-ordinator for a longitudinal project examining adult-youth partnerships that promote youth well-being.

Research | Current

2016 – 2019: PhD in Education

Thesis title: Opening up: Mentor self-disclosure in mentoring relationships with adolescents

Supervisors: Dr Kelsey Deane and Dr Pat Bullen

Hilary's PhD aims to provide an in-depth examination of mentor self-disclosure in adult-youth mentoring relationships, and ascertain what effect mentor self-disclosure has on mentoring relationship quality. Using a mixed-methods approach, data from mentors will be used to describe the prevalence, content, and intimacy of their self-disclosure, as well as exploring what mentor variables influence disclosure to their mentees. A theoretical model of the link between mentor self-disclosure and mentoring relationship quality will be developed and tested. Findings from this research will be used to provide a strong theoretical and empirical basis for mentoring training on the strategic use of mentor self-disclosure, promoting safe and effective practice.

Previous research has explored mentoring relationship quality; programme evaluation in a school-based mentoring programme; and protective factors for Māori and Pacific student success in tertiary education.

Teaching | Current

EDUC200: Youth Mentoring - Guest Lecturer

EDUC352: Adolescence - Guest Lecturer

YOUTHWRK 152G: Understanding New Zealand Youth - Tutor

Distinctions/Honours

2017 Member of Doctoral Academic Leadership Initiative (DALI)

2016 Recipient of University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

2014 University of Auckland Scholar

2012 University of Auckland Summer Research Scholar

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Dutton, H., Deane, K., & McDonald, N. (2016). Guide to effective and safe practice: The big picture. Paper presented at 2016 New Zealand Youth Mentoring Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. 14 June - 14 June 2016. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kelsey Deane
  • Dutton, H. D., Mayeda, D. T., Keil, M., & ‘Ofamo‘oni I-F-H (2016). “We're all in it together”: Māori and Pacific student voices on ethnic-specific equity programmes in a New Zealand university. MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship, 5 (1), 3-16. 10.20507/MAIJournal.2016.5.1.1
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29162
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Mayeda, Moeata Keil
  • McDonald, N., Dunphy, A., Tuiasau, F., Dutton, H., Bullen, P., Deane, K., ... Topham, H. (2016). Guide to effective and safe practice in youth mentoring, Aotearoa New Zealand. Auckland, NZ: New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kelsey Deane, Pat Bullen
  • Deane, K., Dutton, H., Walls, A., & Bullen, P. (2015). Choose your own evaluation adventure: A staged workshop for designing a contingency-based program evaluation. Paper presented at The Society for Community Research and Action 15th Biennial Conference, Lowell, MA, USA. 25 June - 28 June 2015. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kelsey Deane, Pat Bullen
  • Dutton, H. D. (2015). Getting to the heart of it: Exploring relationship quality in a New Zealand youth mentoring programme The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/26936
  • Mayeda, D. T., Dutton, H. D., 'Ofamo'oni ', & Keil, M. (2014). “I don’t think I would have made it through that first year without the Tuākana programme”: A Technical Report for the Faculty of Arts, Equity Office. Auckland, New Zealand: The University of Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/27502
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Mayeda, Moeata Keil
  • Mayeda, D. T., 'Ofamo'oni IF, Dutton, H. D., Keil, M., & Lauaki-Vea, E. (2014). Māori and Pacific student experiences with every-day colonialism and racism. Social Space, 8 (2), 115-139. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/25353
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Mayeda, Moeata Keil
  • Mayeda, D. T., Keil, M., Dutton, H. D., & 'Ofamo'oni IFH (2014). “You’ve gotta set a precedent”: Māori and Pacific voices on student success in higher education. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, 10 (2), 165-179. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/22217
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Mayeda