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.
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 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.
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.