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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Professor Kay Tisdall


Professor of Childhood Policy, Childhood & Youth Studies MHSES, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom



Kay Tisdall is Professor of Childhood Policy at the University of Edinburgh. She is part of the Childhood and Youth Studies at Moray House School of Education and Sport. Her policy, academic and teaching work is centred around childhood studies and children’s human rights. She undertakes collaborative research with children, young people and adults on such as areas as children affected by domestic abuse, family law, inclusive pedagogy for young children, young people’s mental health, and children’s participation and activism. She is involved in a number of partnership projects, with teams in countries ranging from Brazil, Canada, Eswatini, India, Palestine, and South Africa, funded by such organisations as the British Academy, the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council ,the European Commission, Global Challenges Research Fund, and UK Research and Innovations.



Children's human rights, childhood studies, family law, domestic abuse, education, participation
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