School of Education and Social Work

Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY)

Welcome to the Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth

The Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY) brings together research, scholarship and expertise in the arena of childhood and youth. It is an interdisciplinary, pan-university research centre, involving members from the social sciences, arts, humanities and professional fields including social work, law, education and health.

In addition to its University of Sussex membership, CIRCY benefits from an international advisory group which includes academics and policy and professional experts in the field of childhood and youth. CIRCY is directed by Michelle Lefevre. with support from co-directors Rebecca Webb and Jo Moran Ellis.

Research within the Centre is conducted within the themes (i) Childhood Publics; (ii) ‘Good Childhoods’ and (Extra)ordinary Children; (iii) Emotional Lives; (iv) Digital Childhoods; (v) Methodological Innovation.

Our aim is to create a space for dialogue, collaboration, creativity and capacity-building - supporting new research and knowledge exchange. CIRCY provides a stimulating environment for doctoral students working in the area of childhood, youth and family studies and a destination for visiting academics and opinion formers.

CIRCY Spring Newsletter 2020 coverCIRCY Newsletter

What on earth have we been doing?
Find out in CIRCY's Spring Newsletter 2020.

 

CIRCY Blog

Check out CIRCY's latest blog post, 'Nature' as 'good' - an ECEC product and practice by CIRCY Doctoral Researcher, Kathleen Bailey whose reflection paper of the same name was published by TACTYC (the Association for Professional Early Years Development).

 

CIRCY Annual Report 2019 cover imageDownload the CIRCY Annual Report: 2019

 

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The Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth is an inter-disciplinary research centre at the University of Sussex.

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Contact

CIRCY Director:
Professor Michelle Lefevre
T +44 (0)1273 877656
E M.Lefevre@sussex.ac.uk

CIRCY Co-Directors:

Dr Rebecca Webb
T +44 (0)1273 876712
E R.C.Webb@sussex.ac.uk

Professor Jo Moran-Ellis
E J.Moran-Ellis@sussex.ac.uk

CIRCY Research Fellow:
Loreto Rodriguez
L.Rodriguez@sussex.ac.uk

Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY)
School of Education and Social Work
Essex House
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton
BN1 9QQ