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 Dr 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.

Thinking with ethics

Join Janet Boddy (CIRCY) and Jette Kofoed (Department of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark) at the NCRM/University of Edinburgh hosted workshop 'Thinking with ethics in and beyond the field' on 7 September at the University of Sussex. Details and registration on the NCRM website.

Check out the details of the 10 events hosted by CIRCY this year on our Events page. 

Twitter

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

RT @Ravn_Signe: I so wish I could attend this workshop on complex research ethics feat. the always amazing @JanetBoddy #FOMO twitter.com/sussexcircy/st…

Complex #researchethics ? A few places left on our 7/9/17 @NCRMUK workshop 'thinking w ethics in & beyond the field' ncrm.ac.uk/m/training/sho…

Including brilliant @SussexCIRCY colleagues, @MichelleLefevr1 @pamthur @ProfLRobinson - so well deserved twitter.com/adamtickell/st…

RT @MichelleLefevr1: Have a look at our fabulous annual report for our research centre on childhood & youth! @SussexCIRCYtwitter.com/i/web/status/8…

RT @MassObsArchive: Peeping through a gap in a railway bridge fence. Photographed for the Bolton Worktown project #NationalPlayDaytwitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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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:

Dr 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