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 programme evaluation and Māori and Pacific student success in tertiary education.
- 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 104654: 104654-104654. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104654.
- 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.
- Dutton H., Bullen P. and Deane K. (2018) Getting to the heart of it: understanding mentoring relationship quality from the perspective of program supervisors. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning 26(4): 400-419. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2018.1530132.