Dr Stephen Michael Mctaggart
BA, MA (Hons) (Auckland), PhD
- Professional Teaching Fellow, Research Fellow
I began my academic journey as a mature student and have worked as a social researcher for the last 18 years. For twelve months during this period I taught Sociology at The National University of Samoa. One of eight children, I was born to Scottish parents who migrated to Aotearoa in 1949, and grew up under the shadow of Maungarei /Mt Wellington in Tamaki Makaurau/ Auckland. I have a background in both Māori and Pacific people’s research, and am currently finishing my doctorate in Sociology at the University of Auckland. My thesis investigates the changes in Marriage and Cohabitation trends in New Zealand over a 25-year period. I also work as a social researcher based at the University of Auckland, and many of my publications are centred on the assessment of Wellbeing of Family and Whānau of the New Zealand people. I have taught sociology and research methods at the National University of Samoa, Auckland University of Technology, and most recently, The University of Auckland.
Research | Current
- Phd Title:The reproduction of inequality: Patterns of mate selection in New Zealand from 1981 to 2006.
Professor Maureen Baker
Dr Vivienne Elizabeth
Areas of expertise
Marriage and Cohabitation and Population Wellbeing Demography
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- O'Connor P, & McTaggart, S. (2017). The collapse of the broad curriculum: The collapse of democracy. Waikato Journal of Education, 22 (1).10.15663/wje.v22i1.550
- McTaggart, S., & O'Connor P (2016). Squiggla Beta Test Two Report. Creative Research Initiative, Faculty of Education and Social Work.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter O'Connor
- Kiro, C., Hynds, A., Eaton, J., Rangi, M., McTaggart, S., Cockle, V., & Irving, E. (2015). An update on the Starpath Project. Paper presented at Compass Spring Seminar Series, University of Auckland, Fale Pasifika Complex. 28 September - 28 September 2015. Related URL.
- McTagggart, S. (2015). Census of Ngati Whatua o Orakei employment and occupation patterns (A brief analysis).
- McTaggart, S. (2014). Demographic trends for Ngāti Whātua households in the Auckland region 1991-2006.
- McTaggart, S. M. (2014). Male/Female Partnerships in Cohabitation and Marriage: Changing Trends in New Zealand The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
- Cotterell, G. A., Von Randow, M., McTaggart, S. M., Sua'Ali'I-Sauni T, Patrick, D. R., & Davis, P. B. (2009). Pacific Families Now and in the Future: Changing Pacific household composition and wellbeing 1981–2006. Families Commission, 1, 2-56. Related URL.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gerard Cotterell, Martin von Randow, Daniel Patrick, Peter Davis