Children and Childhood

Our research interrogates the ways babies, children and their families are constructed and perceived in contemporary theory, policy and practice.

This group engages with strategic, applied and interdisciplinary research and evaluation, as well as knowledge exchange projects.

We recognise the complexity of contemporary childhoods in all aspects of its work. We are committed to developing intellectual, professional and public debates about:

Our key areas of active research are two-year-olds in education settings, gallery and museum work with under 5s, early childhood literacy and communicative practices, mental health and being/feeling 'different' at school, and behaviour and reputation.

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