Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth


The following pages show the people - members, students and associates - currently linked to the Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth.

CIRCY is directed by Liam Berriman, with Simon Flacks and Perpetua Kirby as deputy directors and support from Emily Askew.

CIRCY has a pan-university and interdisciplinary Steering Group which includes: Robin Banerjee (Psychology); Rebecca Webb (Education); Janet Boddy (Education); Simon Flacks (Law); Dorte Thorsen (Institute of Development Studies); Kathryn Lester (Psychology); Jo Moran-Ellis (Sociology); Hannah Field (English); Kirsty Patrick (Mass Observation Archive – Library)

We also have an international advisory group, including academics and policy and professional experts in the field of childhood and youth.

CIRCY is hosted by the School of Education and Social Work, but our members span many different Schools (and disciplines), including: Brighton and Sussex Medical School; Business, Management and Economics; English; Global Studies; History, Art History and Philosophy; Informatics; Law, Politics and Sociology; Media, Film and Music; and Psychology. 

As well as members within the University, CIRCY has a growing community of associate members, who join our mailing list and are very welcome to participate in our events. If you would like to join CIRCY - or find out more about what we do - please contact Emily Askew. If you are interested in coming to CIRCY as a Visiting Researcher, please contact CIRCY Director, Liam Berriman.