Children and Young People
The Children and Young People Thematic Hub brings together a range of disciplines and interests, to address topics relevant to children and young people.
The Hub interconnects childhood and youth studies, comparative education and international development, and developmental psychology in education. Childhood and youth studies is itself a constellation of research interests, including early childhood, children and young people's human rights, and ending violence against children.
- Hub Lead - Professor Kay Tisdall
- Lead of Research Capacity - Dr Josie Booth
- Lead on Ethics - Dr Marlies Kustatscher
- Lead on College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (CAHSS) Theme - Dr Jennifer Lavoie
- Lead on Postgraduate Research - Zarina Muminova
- Lead on Knowledge Exchange - Dr Andie Reynolds
- Research Fellow - Dr Laura Wright
- Research Assistant - Dr Grace Kong
- Admin Support - Susan Scott
If you are a postgraduate student or staff member of Moray House School of Education and Sport (MHSES) and would like to join this Hub, contact our RKEI Data Coordinator - Giorgi Amirkhanashvili.
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.