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Interested in post-graduate research?

The Centre for Children & Young People welcomes enquiries from highly motivated and appropriately qualified people wishing to undertake postgraduate research at either Masters or Doctoral level.

We are happy to discuss projects of an interdisciplinary nature that focus on the rights and wellbeing of children and young people.


For enquiries please email Professor Anne Graham. Information regarding Scholarships

Meet some of our current HDR students and discover their projects

Jane Mosco

Wellbeing for students with dyslexic-type challenges (DTC): Perspectives of students and teachers. This project utilises a participatory, qualitative approach to explore the wellbeing of high school students who experience dyslexic-type challenges (DTC). The study seeks the perspectives of students and brings these into dialogue with those of their teachers, through students identifying what they most want teachers to know about DTC, including the impacts on their wellbeing at school.

Jane Mosco

Skye Tyler

Bridging the teaching and learning/wellbeing divide: An exploration of the role of care practices in a whole school approach to wellbeing. This study utilises a critical participatory multisite approach to explore the role of care practices in the implementation of a whole school approach to student wellbeing. The Theory of Practice Architectures and Childhood Studies provide a distinctive lens and a methodological orientation for this study.

Syke Tyler

Kelly Hand

Taking a participatory, mixed methods approach this project will explore whether and how young people living in therapeutic care are involved in decision-making about engaging with their families. This PhD project is part of the ARC funded Strengthening connections and relationships for young people in therapeutic residential care project.

Kelly Hand

Tony Watts

An exploration of student and staff perceptions of the influence of the boarding school environment on boarders’ wellbeing.

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