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 connects childhood and youth studies, comparative education and international development and developmental psychology in education. In addition, specialist research and knowledge exchange groups are associated with the Hub. These groups study issues related to children’s human rights, early childhood and ending violence against children.

Our Hub provides a community where we can learn from each other, grow our individual and collective research capacity, and take forward research and knowledge exchange, engagement and impact activities. Our remit is to foster children and young people-related research and researchers in MHSES, connecting with the Research Themes in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and other researchers at the University of Edinburgh and beyond.

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Join us on our blog, where we discuss how we can all contribute to realising children and young people’s human rights through research, teaching, policy and practice.

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CYP Hub members

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The Hub team and members.

Our events and knowledge exchange activities

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Browse events organised by the Children and  Young People Thematic Hub.

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