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 Blog

Rachel Thomson and Liam Berriman discuss how their teaching on the Childhood and Youth Studies MA connects with their Everyday Childhoods research project in Digital Childhoods: How our MACYS teaching is underpinned by research.

Twitter

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

RT @editorsYOUNG: Welcome back from the holidays! YOUNG has started the autumn by opening access to all the articles in the Special I… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Congratulations to @chatlabuk Professor Nicola Yuill - so well deserved. Great colleague, brilliant creative resear… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The first ever winner of our new CIRCY @SussexBACY dissertation prize for outstanding undergraduate research, Cathe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Congratulations Dr. Koc! Well deserved! twitter.com/spyasin/status…

RT @ProfLRobinson: Soooo this is something that makes me incredibly proud - which feels like a v nice thing. Sharing a contents page w… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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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 Research Fellow:

Esther McMahon 
E efm22@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