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 Michelle Lefevre with support from co-director, Rebecca Webb, and Research Fellow, Loreto Rodriguez.

CIRCY has a pan-university and interdisciplinary Steering Group which, in addition to the directors Robin Banerjee (Psychology); Hester Barron (History); Janet Boddy (Education), Anne-Meike Fechter (Anthropology); Nuno Ferreira (Law); Rachel Thomson (Social Work and Social Care); Pam Thurschwell (English).

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 Loreto. If you are interested in coming to CIRCY as a visiting researcher, please contact CIRCY director, Janet.