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.

CIRCY Newsletter

For all the latest CIRCY news, check out the Spring/Summer Newsletter 2019.

CIRCY Blog

Check out CIRCY's latest blog post on Notes from an Interdisciplinary Island by CIRCY Research Associate and Education Tutor (Primary and Early Years BA), Esther McMahon.

CIRCY annual report 2018 coverDownload the CIRCY Annual Report: 2018

 

Twitter

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

RT @DrRebWebb: Sussex Uni CTLR hosting annual FREE 'Change' event Wed 10 July 2019. Carla Solvason & Rebecca Webb will be explorin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

RT @JanetBoddy: I’m really pleased to have made a (small) contribution to this important work by brilliant @SussexUni colleagues Da… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Brilliant CIRCY researcher Tracey Fuller won an award from @BACP for her research on school counselling - watch a f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Lovely resonance with @liamberriman and Rachel Thomson’s work on #everydaychildhoods - happiness in play (from Lego to Fortnite)

Great account of an organic participatory research journey- questions including ‘what happens to your body when you are happy?’

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Contact

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

CIRCY Co-Director:

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