Hilary Dutton

Post Doctoral FellowHilary Dutton

Internal Phone: 90128

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

I am a Pākehā/Māori (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) researcher and my primary research interests involve youth development and community-based interventions for youth wellbeing. Inspired by my experience as a youth mentor, my research focuses on how to facilitate high quality helping relationships between adults and young people, including mentoring and youth work. My work is guided by an interdisciplinary strengths-based approach, with an emphasis on qualitative and mixed-methods research. I have also conducted research on community programme evaluation and Māori and Pacific student success in tertiary education.

Recent Publications

  • Deane KL., Dutton H. and Bullen P. (2020) Theoretically integrative evaluation practice: A step-by-step overview of an eclectic evaluation design process. Evaluation 26(1): 98-118. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1356389019850201.
  • Dutton H., Deane KL. and Bullen P. (2020) Opening up: An exploration of youth mentor self-disclosure using laboratory-based direct observation. Children and Youth Services Review 108 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104654.
  • Deane K., Kerekere E. and Dutton H. (2019) Mātauranga in practice: Kaupapa Māori frameworks in Ngā Tikanga Whānaketanga - He Arotake Tuhinga. Kaiparahuarahi 1(2): 62-66.
  • Dutton H., Bullen P. and Deane KL. (2019) “It is OK to let them know you are human too”: Mentor self-disclosure in formal youth mentoring relationships. Journal of Community Psychology 47(4): 943-963. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22165.
  • Dutton H. (2018) Mentor Self-Disclosure in Youth Mentoring Relationships: A Review of the Literature About Adults Disclosing to Non-Familial Adolescents in Intervention Settings. Adolescent Research Review 3(1): 57-66. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40894-017-0065-0.