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The Research Centre for Children, Families and Communities

The aim of this dynamic research centre is to undertake research that enhances the lives and life chances of children and young people while building strong families and communities.

The centre, which has close links to the Faculties of Education and Health and Social Care, draws together academics from a range of different disciplines in order to undertake high-quality research of national and international significance. We adopt a multi-disciplinary approach which is underpinned by ecosystemic, intergenerational and socio-cultural-historical theories - whereby children and young people are nested within dynamic systems of families, communities and services.

Current research

Research within the centre currently focuses on three inter-related themes:

  • the politics of early childhood
  • parents and families
  • discourse of inclusion and exclusion.

Building a research community

Since its establishment in 2009, the centre has been successful in capturing funding for a range of significant projects. It is building a vibrant research community through its regular research events and growing number of excellent research students.

Telephone: +44 (0)1227 767700 Prospectus: +44 (0)1227 782900
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