Research Centre News
The Research Centre for Children, Families and Communities undertakes research intended to enhance the lives and life chances of children and young people.
The Centre is committed to developing a wide range of partnerships and projects with a specific focus on:
Politics of Early Childhood
Discourses of Inclusion and Exclusion
Parents and Families
Read more about the Centre’s activities in its research fields and various communities here. If you are interested in working with us, please contact us.
16 July 2013
Two members of staff based in the Research Centre for Children, Families and Communities have contributed to an important publication by the Fabian Women’s Network
1 June 2013
An in-depth review of interventions for improving the lives of street-connected children has been published on the Cochrane Library.
5 March 2013
A survey of parents working and studying here publishes initial results.
23 January 2013
Research initiative to support fight against global inequalities in public health.
1 November 2012
Dr Sacha Powell recently presented a ground-breaking, keynote lecture to UK members of the World Organisation for Early Childhood Education (OMEP).
22 October 2012
The Research Centre for Children, Families and Children has welcomed its latest full-time funded PhD student.
30 June 2012
The Centre has secured funding to conduct a review of the interventions for improving the lives of street children and young people.
10 February 2012
Dr Lioba Howatson-Jones and Esther Coren undertook a study to discover how much was known about young carers in the South East and considered if they required further support.
07 December 2011
The Centre has been commissioned to evaluate the Near Peer Mentoring Project, as part of the 'Mayor's Scholars' Programme.
15 November 2011
The Centre researched children registered as ‘gifted and talented’, to find out what they thought it meant and how it might affect their transfer to secondary school.
30 October 2011
Professor Trisha Maynard has just embarked on a three-year evaluation of the Foundation Phase for Wales.
15 October 2011
The Research Centre for Children, Families and Communities is pleased to welcome its first full time funded PhD student.
20 September 2011
An editorial co-authored by Trisha Maynard, won the European Early Childhood Education Research Journal (EECERJ) ‘2011 Best Published Paper Award’.