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Research & Evaluation


The Collaborative Trust contributes to developing knowledge about youth health and development by undertaking quality research and evaluation.

The Collaborative Trust undertakes:

  • Academic research in youth health and development with the aim of creating new knowledge;

  • Commissioned research with the objective of meeting the needs of the commissioning body;

  • Community research with the focus of working in partnership with community organizations to meet the research needs of the organization;

  • Programme and project evaluation.



The Collaborative Trust Research & Evaluation Contractors Team

The Collaborative Trust Research and Evaluation Contractors team provides the research and evaluation operations of The Collaborative Trust.  The Collaborative Research and Evaluation Manager oversees this group, which comprises a variety of researchers and evaluators interested in youth health and development. 

The purposes of the contractors group are to:

  • Ensure a high standard of research/evaluation activity in youth health and development by providing ethical guidelines, supervision and peer support;

  • Implement the research strategy in youth health and development for the Collaborative Trust;

  • Provide opportunities for dissemination of results, and to involve youth and the community in research and evaluation.


As well as undertaking high quality research and evaluation the Collaborative Trust’s team of researchers and evaluators provides consultation, supervision and oversight of a number of community based and student based youth health and development projects.

If you have any queries about any of our projects or how we might be able to help you with your project please don’t hesitate to contact our Research and Evaluation Manager.


The Collaborative Trust Youth Health & Development Research Group

The Collaborative Contractors Team has been steadily growing over the last few years and has been instrumental in developing the Collaborative Trust Youth Health and Development Research Group which is a community of practice, exploring and sharing ideas for research in youth health and development.

This group meets on the first Friday of every month from 9.30am-11.30am in Christchurch and welcomes newcomers.  If you are interested in joining this group please contact our Research and Evaluation Manager.  Please note you don’t have to be a researcher to join this group – we welcome anyone with an interest in youth health and development research. 


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