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.

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DOCTORAL RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Date: Thursday 10 December, 2020
Time: 11am-12pm
Speaker: Emma Soye, Doctoral Researcher, Social Work & Social Care PhD
Title: Reconceptualising 'Integration': A research journey
Link to join: https://universityofsussex.zoom.us/j/96512205800 / Meeting ID: 965 1220 5800

 

TRANSFORM iN EDUCATION Blog

Check out the latest blog posted 28 October 2020, A test of citizenship: Rosa Parks and how to educate for a world of uncertainties, by Rebecca Webb and Perpeua Kirby.

CIRCY Autumn Newsletter 2020 cover pageCIRCY Autumn Newsletter

Find out who's been doing what and what's coming up in the CIRCY Autumn Newsletter 2020.

 

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CIRCY Annual Report 2020

Download the CIRCY Annual Report 2020.

 

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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

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