The members of the Children and Young People Network share a common aspiration: to contribute to research and knowledge-building that will ultimately lead to improving children's and young people’s opportunities, experiences and outcomes.
Rooted in a recognition of the immense diversity in the lives of children and young people, our research responds to an urgent need to better understand those lives from multiple perspectives, and to explore and identify ways of supporting children and young people as they negotiate the challenges, transitions and opportunities of these vital phases of their development.
Who we work with
Children, young people, parents and families
Young people as researchers
Children with disabilities
Children from families with low incomes
Children with parents in UK armed forces
Health and education practitioners
Social care practitioners
We conduct research locally, nationally and internationally, and examine how the contexts, cultures and spaces in which children and young people live, learn, play and work impact on their health, development and identity. This includes the opportunities and risks afforded by the digital and physical environments, the effects of discourses about children and young people, and the impact of broader social, economic, educational and health inequalities.
Education and development
Schools in UK and internationally
Early Years education
Professional learning in schools
Informal education and learning outside school
Pedagogy, learning and development
Arts and creativity
Literacy skills development
Health, lifestyle and wellbeing
Health in schools
Children with specific health conditions
Safeguarding and child protection
Intimate partner violence
Care of new-borns
Family feeding practices
Children’s use of technology
Children’s and young people’s worlds
Childhood and its history
The environment and sustainability
To read about our wide-ranging research agenda, our values and aims, please see our strategy.
Children and Young People Festival of Research
19 April 2023 - 19 April 2023
The Children and Young People Network at Oxford Brookes University is hosting a Festival of Research for Year 9 students and their teachers.
Become a member of the Children and Young People network.
Benefits of membership
- Meet people across disciplines in the Oxford Brookes research community
- Make new links with people who can provide expertise for your research
- Get involved in new funding bids coordinated by the network
- Receive our regular newsletter to keep informed about network activities, research at Oxford Brookes, upcoming conferences and funding opportunities
Who can join?
- Academic staff, including Early Career Researchers
- Professional services staff
- Research students, including PhD and Masters students
How to join
External partners: work with us
If partners outside of Oxford Brookes University are interested to work with the Children and Young People network, please contact us via the email firstname.lastname@example.org
Children and Young People Network