Children and Young People
The Children and Young People Thematic Hub draws together a wide range of topics relevant to children and young people, under a common vision to make a transformative contribution to realising children and young people’s human rights by undertaking and promoting inter-disciplinary research, teaching, policy and practice.
As a group, we:
- work collaboratively and encourage dialogue with and across disciplines and sectors;
- work with a social justice agenda to recognise children and young people’s rights, across local and international contexts, to value diversity and to challenge inequality;
- and intentionally amplify and extend existing opportunities and synergies across research, policy and practice to progress children and young people’s meaningful participation and human rights.
The Hub is led by Professor Kay Tisdall and Dr Mary Ann Powell.
Centres, groups and networks
Our Childhood and Youth Studies research group brings together students, researchers and academics at Moray House School of Education and Sport. We are linked across the University of Edinburgh, to maximise the skills and capacity across disciplines and subject areas. We work together with children and young people, practitioners, and policy-makers locally, nationally and globally.
The CEID Research Group brings together a diverse group of researchers, scholars, and practitioners working on or interested in Comparative Education and/or Education and International Development. It aims to benefit the local and global community as a hub for critical reflection and evaluation, investigating the direct and indirect potential of education by exploring its complex, interdependent relationship with social and political contexts. Projects often have an applied aspect and include collaborations with individuals and institutions within and beyond academia.
The Developmental Psychology in Education research group is a vibrant and supportive community of academic staff and doctoral students. We have a shared interest in applying psychological theories, research and methods to understand and optimally support the development, learning and wellbeing of children and adolescents.
Our early years research policy and practice group brings together students, researchers, practitioners, academics and policymakers from across the early years sector. We are working together to make children’s rights real by strengthening and advancing early childhood research, policy and practice and the way they interconnect. We work together with children and young people, practitioners, and policy-makers locally, nationally and globally.
The End Violence Lab is a collaboration between the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and the University of Edinburgh. We work with Pathfinding Countries and Cities in their mission to improve the lives of children by harnessing data, evidence and learning.