Children and Young People's Research Network

New logo for CYP Apr 18 Our aim is to promote, coordinate and support excellence in research with children and young people.

The Network brings together researchers and practitioners with an interest in children’s social development, cognitive development and their health and well-being. We are interested in researching how children develop across many different settings and have particular expertise when it comes to education and the school experience. The Network also coordinates the teaching on the MSc in Child Development, developing the next generation of developmental researchers.

Prof. Claire Fox is the Network Lead, supported by a small Executive Committee. We meet on a regular basis to discuss areas of mutual interest, develop our skills and share research findings.

Membership is open to researchers within and external to Keele University who have an interest in conducting research with children and young people. The Network also has affiliate members from outside the university; we currently have 27 members and are growing all the time. Currently we have members from Staffordshire University and the University of Chester and would welcome researchers from other institutions. Please get in touch if you would be interested in learning more about us. We welcome individuals from all professional backgrounds and are particularly keen to expand our membership of practitioners.

The Network is also actively involved in developing and maintaining relationships with external partners such as local schools, theatres, social enterprises, charities and youth groups. We work together to conduct research which has a real world impact. Please do get in touch if you would be interested in working with us.

The official launch of the Network was in November 2017. Please email Claire Fox, c.fox@keele.ac.uk to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be kept informed of developments. You can also follow us on Twitter @KeeleCYP.