Research on children, young people and families at WELS is characterised by bold interdisciplinary enquiry and methodological innovation.
Our field-leading, Children's Research Centre has positioned our research at the forefront of contemporary thinking on childhood, early years care and education. Partnerships with education and health professionals have led to ambitious research programmes which offer novel insights into the anthropology of childhood and child-development in the early years.
Our recently established Centre for Children's Wellbeing explores child physical and mental health as well as childhoods and media. Finally, our research also explores diverse experiences of childhood and parenting including the experiences of children living with disability, offering new understandings child protection, youth justice and children’s geographies.