Congratulations to CRFR PhD Graduate Dr Mary Mitchell and CRFR Associate PhD student Arianne Critchley who have achieved success in the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science 2018 Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition.

Mary was announced as the winner … read more

CRFR Co-Director Professor Kay Tisdall is to work with Dr Fiona Morrison (former CRFR PhD student and CRFR Research Fellow) on a project led by the University of Stirling to examine the rights of children to participate in family law … read more

CRFR Co-Directors Professors Lynn Jamieson and Kay Tisdall are co-investigators on a new project from ‘Bilingualism Matters’ – a research and information centre about bilingualism and language learning. The project ‘Language, Place and Identity: exploring children’s linguistic and cognitive development read more

Projects involving two of our researchers feature as Case Studies in a new report from Children in Scotland on ‘The Impact of Children and Young People’s Participation on Policy Making’.

The report was commissioned by the Scottish Government to … read more

Congratulations to CRFR PhD student Mary Mitchell who has passed her PhD in Social Policy on ‘Family Group Conferencing: Contributing to longer-term outcomes for looked after children and their families’. Mary’s research involved testing the conventional ideas of outcomes and … read more

Read the latest CRFR research briefing: Can we put the ‘poverty of aspiration’ myth to bed now?

This briefing paper uses responses from parents and children in the birth cohort study Growing Up in Scotland  to dispel the myth of … read more

Throughout 2017, CRFR, Together and the CCWP held a seminar series on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute (SUII)

To ensure that children played a key role in … read more

Emma Davidson, a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow based at CRFR, has contributed to a new edited collection published by Policy Press. ‘Youth marginality in Britain’ offers a new perspective by promoting young people’s voices and understanding the agency behind … read more

CRFR Associate Director Lorraine van Blerk is one of the research team on ‘Growing up on the Streets’, an innovative participatory research project following the lives of young people as they live and grow up on the streets of … read more

Through the City of Edinburgh’s Council Young Edinburgh Action (YEA) group, CRFR researcher Christina McMellon works to facilitate young people’s participation in partnership working and decision-making in order to improve services for young people and make the changes they … read more

Congratulations go to CRFR Associate Researcher Amy Chandler. Her book ‘Self‐Injury, Medicine & Society’ is joint winner of the 2017 BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize.

Amy’s book shows that in order to understand self-injury, it is necessary to engage with … read more

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