There are researchers in Scotland working on children and young people’s participation in decision-making. The following are happy to be contacted for further information and reading material.
Dr Catherine Bovill
Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement, Institute for Academic Development, University of Edinburgh.
Research interests: Co-created curriculum; student-staff partnership; participation; voice; student-staff relationships
- How Conceptualisations of Curriculum in Higher Education Influence Student-Staff Co-Creation in and of the Curriculum
- Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty
- Equity and Diversity in Institutional Approaches to Student-Staff Partnership Schemes in Higher Education
Dr Claire Cassidy
Reader, School of Education, University of Strathclyde.
Research interests: philosophy with children; children’s human rights; human rights education; children and childhood; children’s participation and citizenship
- Philosophy with Children: a rights-based approach to deliberative participation
- Encouraging and supporting children's voices
- Teaching human rights? 'All hell will break loose!
Dr Greg Mannion
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences (Education), University of Stirling.
Research interests: Young people's participation; place and participation; intergenerational dialogue
- After Participation: the Socio-Spatial Performance of Intergenerational Becoming
- Going Spatial, Going Relational: Why “Listening to Children” and Children’s Participation Needs Reframing
- Beyond the Disneyesque: Children’s Participation, Spatiality and Adult-Child Relations
Professor Kate Wall
Professor of Education, University of Strathclyde.
Research interests: democratic spaces for learning; practitioner voice; children and young people’s voice
- Look Who’s Talking: Using Creative, Playful Arts-Based Methods in Research with Young Children
- Look Who's Talking: Factors for Considering the Facilitation of Very Young Children's Voices
- Exploring the Ethical Issues Related to Visual Methodology When Including Young Children’s Voice in Wider Research Samples
Childhood and Youth Studies Research Group
Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh.
Staff with particular interests in children and young people’s participation include: Dr Ian Fyfe, Dr Kristina Konstantoni, Dr Marlies Kustatscher, Dr Lynn McNair, Dr Mary Ann Powell, Professor Kay Tisdall.
Research interests: children and young people’s participation; children’s human rights; ethics and methodologies of direct engagement with children and young people; early years; youth; equalities and intersectionality.
- Child-Led Research
- The Impact of Community-based Universal Youth Work in Scotland
- Ethical research involving children
- When Intersectionality Met Childhood Studies: The Dilemmas of a Travelling Concept Informed consent in school-based ethnography – using visual magnets to explore participation, power and research relationships