Dr Perpetua Kirby

Post:Doctoral Tutor (Sociology)
Other posts:Associate (Social Work and Social Care)
 Research Associate (Education)
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Perpetua has been resaerching with children and young people for over twenty years. Previously, she was a researcher for Save the Children and Centrepoint, before becoming an independent researcher working with different central and local government and non-government organisations. During this time her research focused on children and young people's participation, and she published widely on the subject. 

Between 2014 and 2018, Perpetua undertook her PhD at the University of Sussex, on children's agency in the primary classroom. 


Dr Perpetua Kirby is a Research Associate in the School of Education and Social Work. She is a member of the Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY) and the Centre for Teaching and Learning Research (CTLR), and the co-founder, together with Dr Rebecca Webb, of TRANSFORM-iN EDUCATION (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/esw/circy/research/transformineducation).