Megan Gath

Senior Data ManagerMegan Gath

(Currently on maternity leave)
Internal Phone: 91054

Research Interests

Dr. Gath's research interests are centred in developmental psychology, with a focus on parenting, family dynamics, and children's social, emotional, and moral development. Recent projects include a focus on children's screen time in relation to social and language development, and associations with the parent-child relationship.
Dr. Gath specialises in quantitative research methods and statistical data analysis, and her previous work has included working with large datasets such as the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI).

Recent Publications

  • Gath ME. (2022) Parents and Adolescents in Stepfamilies: Longitudinal Links to Physical Health, Psychological Distress, and Stress. Journal of Child and Family Studies 31(1): 17-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10826-021-02078-z.
  • Gillon G., McNeill B., Scott A., Arrow A., Gath M. and Macfarlane A. (2022) A better start literacy approach: effectiveness of Tier 1 and Tier 2 support within a response to teaching framework. Reading and Writing http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11145-022-10303-4.
  • McNeill B., McIlraith A., Macrae T., Gath M. and Gillon G. (2022) Predictors of Speech Severity and Inconsistency Over Time in Children With Token-to-Token Inconsistency. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research ePub Ahead of Issue: 1-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/2022_JSLHR-21-00611.
  • Scott A., Gillon G., McNeill B. and Gath M. (2022) Impacting Change in Classroom Literacy Instruction: A Further Investigation of the Better Start Literacy Approach. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies 57(1): 191-211. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40841-022-00251-6.
  • Gath ME., Didham RA. and Daly M. (2021) Estimating the prevalence of children living with a stepparent in New Zealand using linked administrative, census, and survey data. Journal of Family Studies http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13229400.2021.1954539.

(On Maternity Leave)