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Children's Resarch Centre

The Children's Research Centre is all about research with about and led by children and young people. Our primary objective is to empower children and young people as active researchers. The Children's Research Centre recognises that children and young people are experts on their own lives. 

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Children, young people and families

The Children, Young People and Families research group has a focus on social research into the lives of children and young people and their families, linking to to key areas of policy and professional practice across the health and social care sector. The group brings together researchers from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds.

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The Centre for Children and Young People's Wellbeing

Children and Young People’s Wellbeing_Thumbnail The Centre for Children and Young People’s Wellbeing at The Open University addresses wellbeing in terms of body, mind and media. We carry out research to build better understandings of children and young people’s physical and mental wellbeing in their on- and offline lives.

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Beyond Male Role Models

Beyond Male Role Models is a research project exploring gender identities and practices in work with young men. Based in the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care at The Open University (UK), the project is a partnership between The Open University and Action for Children, a national charity working with vulnerable children and young people.

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Contemporary Youth Cultures and Transitions

The Contemporary Youth Cultures and Transitions Research Group at the Open University brings together academic researchers – working across and between the boundaries of criminology, human geography, psychology, sociology, and education studies – alongside practitioners and youth activists.

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Research enquiries

PGR student enquiries phone: +44(0)1908 658188


Jun 16

Open Thanatology Inaugural Conference: 16 & 17 June 2022

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 13:00 to Friday, June 17, 2022 - 14:00

The Open University, Milton Keynes & Online

Contact: Dr Joseph De Lappe

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