Stephen McTaggart CV
PhD in Sociology, the University of Auckland (2014):
Master of Arts in Sociology, the University of Auckland (1999).
Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, The University of Auckland (1997).
Research Experience and Projects
Research Fellow (2019-2022): Whakapapakainga: Low Carbon and High Cultural Connectedness Futures for Community Cross generational Benefit Project: MBIE grant
Research Consultant (2019-2020): Learning on the margins: External threats on schools and its impact on learning outcomes in the West Bank and Gaza project School of Critical Studies in Education. Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland
Research Fellow/AI (2019-2021). ‘A question of identity: how connected are Maori youth to ancestral marae, and does it matter’? Project: Marsden Grant, Royal Society
Research Fellow/AI (2016-2019).: Mauri Whenua Ora project-MBIE Research grant with James Henare Maori Research Centre.
Research Fellow: Peripheral view: urban development impact on small and rural Aotearoa New Zealand primary schools (2018-2019).
Principal Investigator/Research (2017-2018). : Mapping Creative Youth Wellbeing Practice in Aotearoa. Critical Research Unit in Applied Theatre: Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland.
Research Fellow (2016-2019). Creativity In School's Project: Critical Research Unit in Applied Theatre: Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2016 ): Creativity Project/Squiggla project: Critical Research Unit in Applied Theatre: Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland .Responsibilities: Research application writing, ethics proposal design, qualitative and quantitative research design, implementation and analysis, book editing, in school focus groups, literature reviews and report writing and liaising with funders on research projects.
Research Fellow: (2015-16) The Starpath Project for Tertiary Participation demography of project participants, contribute to a book chapter, write for final project report, conduct literature reviews and co-operate with other team members writing of journal articles.
Research Consultant/Research Fellow (2014-15): Ngati Whatua o Orakai census project for the James Henare Maori Research Centre, University of Auckland. Responsibilities: Working with the Ngati Whātua board on research and instrument design, data gathering, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, report writing and findings presentation/ dissemination.
Research Consultant//Research Fellow (2013-2014): Whanau ora project for Ngati Whatua o Orakai, for the James Henare Maori Research Centre/Ti puni Kokiri, University of Auckland. Responsibilities: Research design, literature review, liaising with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, Compass and Statistics New Zealand for access to Whānau Wellbeing census data, multivariate analysis of data, report writing, findings presentation.
Researcher (2014): Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History project, for McDonald Sporle, Responsibilities: Literature review of Statistics New Zealand Yearbooks.
Researcher (2013-2014): A multivariate history of Maori offence and incarceration statistics for the Department of Sociology, University of Auckland. Responsibilities: Stage one: Pilot investigation/report of Police/Statistics New Zealand records of Maori offending 2007-2012. Stage two: literature review/report of focus and level of detail of Maori offending in government documents, reports and yearbooks over time.
Researcher (2011-2014): The Health of Te reo and Marae project for the James Henare Maori Research Centre, University of Auckland. Responsibilities: Fieldwork in The Far North region Of New Zealand. Hui with Kaumatua, community leaders and teachers to evaluate levels and health of Marae use/te reo Māori. Secondly, I completed a historical/geographical
(statistical) analysis (and report) of te reo Māori use in New Zealand.
Researcher (2003-2008): Family and Whānau Wellbeing Project for the Centre of Methods and Policy Application in the Social Sciences, University of Auckland. Responsibilities: Investigating the viability of using the Cambridge social interaction scale to examine occupational variation between marriage partners in New Zealand.
Researcher (2003): Examining the Devolution of the Health System after the 2001 act. University of Auckland: Centre for Health Services Research and Policy. Duties include; Interviewing, document coding, literature and document archive maintenance, NVivo document analysis, report writing.
Project Manager/research coordinator (2001-2002): The Urban Maori Disparity project,The Sustainable Business Development in Tai Tokerau project and the Sustainable Maori Tourism in Tai Tokerau project for the James Henare Maori Research Centre, University of Auckland Responsibilities: staff contracts, time management, monitoring of research development and design, database and questionnaire design, data analysis and report writing.
Programme evaluator (2001): Scoping exercise of social program. The Alcohol And Public Health Research Unit, Massey University. Responsibilities: Literature review, construction of informal interview schedule. Interviewing of program users and report writing.
Programme evaluator (2001): Evaluation of a mentoring scheme for Pacific and MaoriStudents in Otahuhu College in South Auckland administered by the Council of Manukau Educational Trust.
Project Supervisor/ Research coordinator (2000-2001): Drugs and Alcohol survey: The Alcohol And Public Health Research Unit, Massey University Responsibilities: Computer Assisted Personalized Interviewing (CAPI). Duties included the interviewing, employment and training of eleven staff for door to door/mobile phone interviewing. Other duties were monitoring of staff performance, the organization of staff shift times, document control, and on call troubleshooting for staff problems in the field. Other tasks included liaisons between the project manager and the computer/telephone centre (CATI).
Researcher (2000): Community and Youth Alcohol Project: The Alcohol And Public Health Research Unit Responsibilities: Survey, Liaisons between key interviewees Running Focus group, short literature review, questionnaire evaluation, face to face interviewing, data collation and analysis and preliminary report construction.
Researcher (2000): Urban Maori Disparity Project: James Henare Maori Research Centre: The University Of Auckland. Responsibilities; Design of Excel/Access database, data collection, creation of multi-user interface and implementation of Access/Excel forms, data analysis, report writing and presentation. Wide social research design using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
Researcher (2000): PILLARS Prisoner Reintegration project. Pacific Research & Development Services ltd Responsibilities: Questionnaire design and construction.
Researcher: (1999-2000). Arts Faculty Room allocation project: University of Auckland Responsibilities: Database construction and analysis. Design of Excel/Access database, data collection, creation of multi-user interface and implementation of Access/Excel forms, data analysis, report writing and presentation.
Researcher (1999-2000): Pacific Doctors association project for the Pacific Research & Development Services ltd. Responsibilities; Project management, literature review, research tool design. Interviewing respondents, data collation, data coding, data base construction, data analysis, preliminary report construction, final report construction and presentation.
Researcher (1998): Survey for Arts Faculty review of School of Mathematical and Information Services. University of Auckland Responsibilities liaisons between departmental heads, literature review, questionnaire design and implementation, data collation, data input and analysis and report construction.
Researcher (1998): Problem Gambling Treatment Consumer Feedback Survey Regional Alcohol and Drug Research Unit. Responsibilities: literature review, phone questionnaire construction, phone interviewing, transcription, data analysis, report writing and presentation.
Programme Evaluator (1997): Evaluation of S.A.V.E.D program for the Regional Alcohol and Drug Research Unit. Responsibilities: Ethics proposal, Interview program staff, construct phone survey, implementation of survey, collate data, report construction and presentation.
Research Coordinator (1996): Survey on possible effects of semesterisation of University academic year for the University of Auckland. Responsibilities: Survey design, coordinating survey distribution and collection, data input and primary data analysis.
Selected publications and Presentations
McTaggart, S. (2014) 'Te Reo Māori and the Tamariki of Te Tai Tokerau in the 21st century:
demography’. Maranga Mai! Te Reo and Marae in Crisis? (Ed. Dr Merata Kawharu) Auckland University Press.
W. Bottero, P.S. Lambert, K. Prandy, S. McTaggart (2009). Occupational Structures: The Stratification Space of Social Interaction. In K. Robson & C. Sanders (Eds.), Quantifying Theory: Pierre Bourdieu, Amsterdam: Springer Netherlands.
O’Connor, P. and S. McTaggart (2017). "The collapse of the broad curriculum: The collapse of democracy." Waikato Journal of Education 22(1).
Distinguishing the performance differential of Pasifika students by ethnicity and gender: What disaggregated data tell us about the achievement gap (under peer review)
Cotterell G, von Randow M, McTaggart S (2009). Using Census Data to Examine Changes in Wellbeing for Samoan, Cook Island, Tongan and Niuean Households. Social Policy Journal of New Zealand.
Government and community research reports
Walls A, M. Mullen, S. McTaggart, and P. O’Connor.Creative Practice for Youth Wellbeing in Aotearoa|New Zealand Mapping the ecosystem in Tāmaki Makaurau|Auckland Critical Research Unit in Applied Theatre © Critical Research Unit in Applied Theatre, The University of Auckland
McTaggart, S. (2019). Ngā uri o Te Rarawa: A spatial mapping of Aotearoa: Prepared for Kevin Robinson of Te Rarawa: Mauri Whenua Ora Project.
McTaggart, S. (2018). ‘Kete Aronui of Iwi of Te Tai Tokerau’ website resource. Prepared for the Amokura Consortium-Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Kurī Ngāpuhi, Ngāpuhi ki
Whaingaroa-Ngāti Kahu ki Whaingaroa, Te Rarawa, Ngāi Takoto, Ngāti Wai, and Ngāti Whātua iwi Tai Tokerau: Mauri Whenua Ora Project.
McTaggart, S. (2014). Demographic trends for Ngāti Whātua Households in the Auckland region 1991-2006. McTaggart Research, Auckland.
Cotterell, G., M. von-Randow and S. McTaggart (2013). Families And Whānau Status Report: Towards Measuring The Wellbeing Of Families And Whānau. Families Commission. Wellington.
Von Randow M, Cotterell G, McTaggart S, Sua'ali'i-Sauni T, Davis P, Patrick D (2009). Pacific Families Now and in the Future: Changing Pacific household composition and wellbeing, 1981–2006. New Zealand Families Commission.
Sua'ali'i-Sauni T, McTaggart S, von Randow M. 2008. Pacific Families Now and in the Future: Changing Pacific household composition and wellbeing; A qualitative snapshot, 2008. New Zealand Families Commission.
McTaggart, S. (2005). Monitoring the Impact of Social Policy, 1980-2005: Report on Significant Policy Events. Wellington, SPEaR.
Conway, K., McTaggart, S., University of Auckland. Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit., & Alcohol Healthwatch. (2002). Evaluation of Alcohol Healthwatch last drink survey programme. Auckland, [N.Z.]: Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit University of Auckland.
Suaalii-Sauni, T. McTaggart, S., Anae, M, Faalau, F. and Macpherson, C. (2000). A Report on the Viability of a Pacific IPA-PCO in New Zealand. Auckland: Pacific Research & Development Services Ltd & Pasifika Medical Association
McTaggart, S and Suaalii-Sauni, T. (2002). Report on Phase One of the Evaluation of the City of Manukau Employment Consortium Mentoring Project. For the City of Manukau Educational Trust.