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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Dr Martin Robb


Senior Lecturer, School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care, The Open University, United Kingdom



My research has focused principally on issues of gender, identity and care and has included studies of male childcare workers, fathering identities and young masculinities. I have contributed to many Open University courses on work with children, young people and families and am currently the coordinator of the OU's Masters in Childhood and Youth Studies. Before joining The Open University I worked on community education projects with young offenders and other marginalised groups and communities.



Robb, M. (2020) 'Men, Masculinities and the Care of Children: Images, Ideas and Identities', Routledge

Robb, M., Montgomery, H. and Thomson, R. (eds.) (2019), 'Critical Practice with Children and Young People, 2nd edition', Policy Press

Montgomery, H. and Robb, M. (eds.) (2018), 'Children and Young People’s Worlds', 2nd edn., Policy Press


Young masculinities; gender and care; fatherhood; family relationships
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