Children and Childhood Network

Key research areas

With over 180 academics from 30 different Schools, Departments and Research Centres across the university involved in the Network, our expertise spans a wide range of interests relating to children, childhood, adolescence and young adulthood.

For ease, information has been organised into five overarching themes. 

Follow the links below or from the main left hand menu for more detailed information about specific research projects and the individual academic/s involved.

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Learning & Development

Primary children in class

This theme explores a wide variety of issues relating to teaching; learning; and the psychological, social and cultural development of children and young people.

Child Welfare, Policy & Law

Depressed female teenagerThis theme covers topics including legislation impacting on children and families; the organisation and management of welfare processes and structures; social policy, children's rights and global citizenship issues.


Extended familyThis theme looks at a wide variety of topics ranging from cultural, religious and lifestyle influences to the impact of social policy and economics on the family.



PaediatricianThis theme includes topics such as mental health issues affecting children and young people; medical conditions and their treatment; care and rehabilitation; the prevention of injury and illness through therapy and early intervention.

Professional Interventions

Teenage counsellor

This theme explores topics ranging from the organisation, structure and management of professional services to the implementation of professional practices and interventions.




Children and Childhood Network

Law and Social Sciences Building
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 84 66239
fax: +44 (0) 115 95 15696
email: ccn@nottingham.ac.uk