Events

At this event we hope to explore and discuss how to do research, co-production and intervention work with children/young people who may feel excluded by classic research methodologies. Inclusion/exclusion could refer to the intersection of specific resources and needs, gender, socio-economic, cultural and religious aspects, and/or access to digital technologies and digital skills. Invited Speakers:…

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Key findings and reflections from previous studies and potential directions for future research Dr Paula Clarke (University of Leeds) Abstract The importance of oral language skills for successful reading comprehension is well known and there is evidence from longitudinal and intervention research to support this link. What is less well understood is how best to…
Dr Pamela Graham (Northumbria University) Abstract The issue of poor nutrition and inactivity amongst children during the school holidays has received increased attention in recent years. This has prompted a rapid rollout of holiday clubs in many school and community venues throughout the UK, which aim to provide children and families with meals and activities…
Dr Judith Hebron (University of Leeds) Abstract High prevalence levels of mental health difficulties are increasingly being recognised among young people with autism, with a number of studies highlighting anxiety and depression as particular concerns. In addition, research consistently finds that students with autism are more vulnerable to bullying (victimisation) than their peers. As being…
The Language Development & Cognition satellite is hosting a mini poster conference to give PhD students the opportunity to showcase their research. All welcome!  There will be tea/coffee and “home made” biscuits. Preliminary programme: How does prioritisation and probe frequency affect visual working memory in children? Amy Atkinson – School of Psychology (Supervisors: Richard Allen…
Programme 9:00 – 10:00 Language dominance based on a questionnaire for parents of bilingual children (PABIQ): child bilingualism in France Philippe Prévost and Laurie Tuller (University of Tours, France) 10:00 – 11:00 Quantifying bilingual experience: using the (U)BiLEC to estimate input quantity and quality Sharon Unsworth (University of Nijmegen, NL) 11:00 – 12:00 The Bilingual…
A one-day conference, hosted by the Leeds Centre for Interdisciplinary Childhood and Youth Research About the Conference The Leeds Centre for Interdisciplinary Childhood and Youth Research is pleased to announce our inaugural conference which will gather together researchers from multiple disciplines who are all concerned with child and youth poverty. Child and youth poverty are…
Date: 4:00pm. Tuesday 3rd May 2016 Location: Room G.18, School of Education, Hillary Place, University of Leeds The current restructuring of educational and labour market arrangements create new inequalities, and new dilemmas, for young people. In this context, what roles do parents play in supporting their teenage children as they approach early adulthood? Professor Sarah Irwin offers an analysis of data generated across three rounds of interviews with parents, from 2008 – 2014, and explore how they support their children, and seek to guide them in decisions about education, training and employment.
Prof. Michael Thomson (School of Law, University of Leeds) Abstract The Children Act 1989 sets out that the welfare of the child must be the paramount consideration in any decision made with regard to the upbringing of a child. This ‘best interests standard’ has become a core principle of welfare law. At the same time,…
Dr. Cathy Brennan (Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds) Abstract Conservative estimates suggest there are 175,000 children and young people in the UK with caring responsibilities for a dependent relative. The level and type of care varies between families but up to 20% may be caring for 20 hours or more a week…