Research Forum for the Child
Queen's University Belfast
School of Education
69/71 University Street
Tel: +44 (0) 28 90975961
Fax: +44 (0) 28 90975066
Director: Prof Laura Lundy, email@example.com
15/12/2009: Lunchtime discussion
23/11/2009: ICL and NCB seminar
The UNCRC at 20
12/10/2009: Ethics Forum - evening meeting
25-26 June 2009: Annual Seminar
23/06/2009: Seminar: Ryan Commission Report
2-3 June 2009: Postgraduate Research Conference 2009
Harry Shier Seminar
International PhD Studentships
The Research Forum for the Child Lunchtime Discussions
Postgraduate Research Centre, 18 College Green
Tuesday 15th December 2009, 1pm
The next postgraduate led seminar will take place on December 15th at 1pm in the AHSS Postgraduate Research Centre, 18 College Green. Dr Karen Winter from the School of Sociology, Social Work and Social Policy will discuss her work with children. The event will also welcome the students who have been awarded the Child Forum's PhD studentships and lunch will be provided at 2pm.
For further information contact, Nicola Ingram (firstname.lastname@example.org).
'Using Evidence to Improve Outcomes for Children and Young People'
A joint NCB and ICL half day seminar
Monday 23 November 2009
9.30am – 2.00pm
The Great Hall, Queen’s University Belfast
This half-day seminar is for service commissioners, practitioners, academics and policy makers. This event, which is being co-hosted by NCB Northern Ireland and the Improving Children’s Lives initiative at Queen’s University Belfast, seeks to explore the challenges faced by researchers and service providers in attempting to meet the government’s pledge - “To deliver improved outcomes for all children and young people…. based on identified need and on evidence about what works” (Our Children and Young People – Our Pledge 2006 – 2016).
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is 20!
On 20th November 2009 the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is 20!
On 21st November 2009, Dr
Ethical issues surrounding the conduct of clinical trials of medicines in children
12 October 2009 at 7pm
MacAfee Lecture Theatre, Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital
The ‘Northern Ireland Forum for Ethics in Medicine and Healthcare’ and the ‘Research Forum for the Child’ will host a joint evening meeting on 12th October on the topic of ethical issues surrounding the conduct of clinical trials of medicines in children. Speakers at the meeting are James McElnay, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, QUB, Michael Shields, Consultant Paediatrician and Professor of Child Health, QUB, and Michael Freeman, Barrister and Professor of English Law, UCL.
Annual Seminar on Quality of Life
25-26 June 2009
The Research Forum for the Child held its annual seminar on Children's Quality of Life at Queen’s University, Belfast on 25th and 26th June 2009. Guest speakers included Prof Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer, Professor of Child Health at the University of Hamburg and Director of the European KIDSCREEN Research Group; Dr Asher Ben-Arieh, from Hebrew University, an international expert on social indicators, particularly as they relate to child wellbeing, and founder of the International Society of Child Indicators; and Dr Dympna Devine, a leading childhood researcher from University College, Dublin.
'The Ryan Commission Report and Children in the Republic of Ireland: Where Do We Go From Here?'
Tuesday 23rd June 2009, 14:30-17:00
For further information please click here for the seminar webpage.
The Child: Postgraduate Research Conference 2009
First Annual Multi Disciplinary Initiative of the Research Forum for the Child
Supported by the Research Forum on the Child, the first Annual Multi – Disciplinary Postgraduate Conference was held at Queen’s University, Belfast on the 2nd- 3rd June 2009. It was officially opened by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Gregson. This initiative of the Research Forum for the Child was led by a postgraduate organising committee, supported by Professor Phil Scraton.
Constructing active citizenship: Interacting participation spaces in the participation and organisation of children and young people as active citizens in Nicaragua
Seminar by Harry Shier
Last November Harry Shier led a seminar entitled ‘Constructing active citizenship: Interacting participation spaces in the participation and organisation of children and young people as active citizens in Nicaragua’.
International PhD Studentships in Childhood Research
at Queen’s University, Belfast.
The Research Forum for the Child at Queen’s was established in 2005 to encourage interdisciplinary research activity in relation to children. As part of its ongoing investment in research in this area, the University is providing funding for six PhD studentships open to local, EU and international applicants of the highest quality.
Note that the closing date was Friday 26 June 2009 and all positions are now filled.
For further information please click here.