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 Professor Janet Boddy and Professor Michelle Lefevre.

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.

You pictured the future ...

We were overwhelmed with the response to our 'Picture The Future' project for which we asked children and young people under the age of 18 to draw - or produce - their vision of the future. They were all brilliant and we wanted to share them with you. We hope you like them as much as we do. Check out our picture gallery.

Don't Miss ...

See details of upcoming, as well as events that have happened alreay this year, on the Events page.

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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.

RT @JanetBoddy: The brilliant @SussexCIRCY @SussexUni Gillian Ruch: Talking to vulnerable children on their terms helps build trust theguardian.com/social-care-ne…

Excited about our workshop and seminar today with brilliant Prof Ann Nilsen from University of Bergen

RT @ConnectorsStudy: Our #ESRCfestival event #incommon17 runs 5th-9th Nov details here: connectorsstudy.com/events/in-comm… #familyfriendlytwitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Great event for Care Leavers Week 2017, with our very own @JanetBoddy twitter.com/bobbibyrne/sta…

RT @RacWood: Angry but not surprised to read Bjork's statement. Lars von Trier one of many male auteurs who abuses women for sak… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Contact

CIRCY Director:
Professor Janet Boddy
T +44 (0)1273 872768
E J.M.Boddy@sussex.ac.uk

CIRCY Co-Director:

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

CIRCY Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant:

Elsie Whittington
E E.Whittington@sussex.ac.uk

CIRCY Administrator:
Jane Shepard
E Jane.Shepard@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