Leeds Centre for Interdisciplinary Childhood and Youth Research (L- CYR).

L-CYR is an interdisciplinary research centre for research and innovation in the fields of the  ‘new social studies’ of childhood and critical youth studies.

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Dr Pamela Graham (Northumbria University) Abstract The issue of poor nutrition and inactivity amongst children during the school holidays has...

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Dr Danielle Colenbrander (University of Bristol) Abstract In this study, the effectiveness of a morphological instruction method called Structured Word...

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Key findings and reflections from previous studies and potential directions for future research Dr Paula Clarke (University of Leeds) Abstract...

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Dr Sarah Greenhow (Liverpool John Moores University) Abstract It has long been acknowledged that outcomes for looked-after children compare unfavourably...

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Details of seminars taking place between February 2018 and May 2018 at the Centre

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Details of seminars taking place between October 2017 and November 2017 at the Centre

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Professor Alan Prout was invited by Mary Ellen Macdonald and Franco Carnevale of McGill University, who had organised a day long Panel discussion on the theme of “Pediatric Palliative Care: Rethinking the ‘Pediatric’ in Pediatric Palliative Care: An Interprofessional Examination of the Child in Research and Practice”. Professor Prout spoke on the theme “What Is the Voice of the Child and How Does it Matter?”.

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This seminar series, funded by the Leeds Humanities Research Institute, brings together psychologists, education specialists and linguists to explore issues related to the assessment of bilingual children's proficiency in the language of schooling, how to measure the amount and quality of bilinguals' experience in each of their languages, the complex relationships between language proficiency, cognitive development and well-being and intervention programmes aiming to support bilingual children's language development.

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A report from the LCYR child and youth poverty conference by Imogen Wilson, who is studying for a Masters in Childhood Studies at the School of Education

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As a second year PhD student at Leeds, researching child food insecurity, Annie Connolly recently attended and presented at the LCYR conference on child and youth poverty. Here she reflects on her experiences as a postgraduate student reaching that daunting milestone of presenting your first academic conference paper.

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A report from the L-CYR conference from Catherine Denham, currently in her second year as a mature student at the University of Leeds studying for a BA in Childhood Studies.

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Read Tracy Shildrick's article on the Panama Papers tax revelations, inherited wealth and deepening class inequality here.

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