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 relational approaches to working with youth. 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. This has included research about communication in youth-adult relationships, particularly the use of self-disclosure for relationship development. In 2021 I was awarded a Rutherford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship to undertake a 2 year project exploring youth perspectives on disclosure in youth-adult helping relationships.

My mahi 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

  • Dutton H., Deane KL. and Bullen P. (2021) Exploring the benefits and risks of mentor self-disclosure: relationship quality and ethics in youth mentoring. Kotuitui http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1177083X.2021.1951308.
  • 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.
  • Dutton H., Kamp A. and Teschers C. (2020) Teaching together: Reflections on developing a collaborative interdisciplinary teaching framework within a tertiary teaching team.. New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work 17(2).
  • 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.