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Dr Rachel Burr

Senior Lecturer, School of Education and Social Work, University of Sussex, United Kingdom



I am a child focused anthropologist and social worker and during my work as an academic have designed and led BA and MA degree programs in Childhood and Youth Studies. My work has an international element and I critically explore the affects of international human rights agendas at the local level (specifically in Vietnam). I am currently focused on the culture of children's mental health in the UK, and have a book coming out in 2022 based on fieldwork in this area.



  • Burr, R. (2006) Vietnam's Children in `a Changing World: Rutgers: New Jersey.
  • Burr, R. (2022) Self-Worth in Children and Young People: Critical Publishing: St Albans (forthcoming)


Childhood, child participation, international human rights, neo-colonialism, mental health.
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