Research

Current Projects

Giannakaki, M. S. and Flynn, P. (2015-2017) Teachers' Pupil Control Ideology and Children's Voice in the Island of Ireland (Centre for Cross Border Studies)


Title: Child-Participatory Budgeting: a global review of good practice
Description: The Centre for Children's Rights is working with Plan International to conduct a global review of good practice for involving children and young people in participatory budgeting processes. This study examines the enabling factors for child participation at all levels (national, sub-national, municipal, local) and at any stage (planning, allocating, distributing, reporting/evaluating and/or auditing) of budgetary decision-making. The review includes an online survey (conducted in English, French and Spanish) of those who have knowledge or experience of such processes and qualitative focus groups and interviews with children, young people and adults involved in regionally diverse case study initiatives.
Research Team: Prof Laura Lundy, Dr Chelsea Marshall, Dr Karen Orr, Dr Lucy Royal-Dawson
Funder: Plan International (Sweden)
Duration: February-August 2016 (7 months)

Read more information, invluding links to the survey, on the project page.

Title: Child-Friendly Version of the General Comment on Public Expenditure
Description: The Centre for Children's Rights is working with Child Rights Connect’s Working Group on Investment in Children to develop a   Child- friendly version of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s forthcoming General Comment on Public Expenditure for the Realisation of Children’s Rights
Research Team: Prof Laura Lundy,  Dr Chelsea Marshall, Michelle Templeton
Funder: Save the Children Norway
Duration: 2016

Title: Child-Friendly Version of the EU Recommendation on Investment in Children
Description: The Centre for Children's Rights is working with Eurochild to develop a   Child- friendly version of the EU Recommendation on Investment in Children  to be launched at Eurochild’s annual conference in Brussels in July 2016.
Research Team: Prof Laura Lundy, Michelle Templeton, Dr Chelsea Marshall
Funder: Eurochild
Duration: 2016

Title: Acceptability and usefulness of ‘My Healthcare Passport’ to young people with life-limiting conditions,
Description: The Centre for Children’s Rights is working with colleagues in the School of Nursing to examine experiences of young people with life-limiting conditions using patient-held records. The study focuses on rights-based participatory methods with young people.
Research Team: Dr Pete O’Halloran, Dr Bronagh Byrne, Dr Jayne Price, Dr Dorry McLaughlin and Professor Max Watson
Funder: Marie Curie
Duration: 2016-2018

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