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Dr Kirrily Pells
Room 301
18`Woburn Square
Tel: 0207 911 6115
  • Lecturer in Childhood
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education
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Research Summary

My research and teaching are in the field of childhood studies and my work concerns global childhoods and children's rights especially in relation to poverty, development and conflict. I have focused on children's lives in the aftermath of conflict and conducted research in Rwanda and Bosnia. My work also examines the diverse ways in which children's rights are adopted, adapted or resisted by different actors. I am also interested in the impact of policies and programmes on children’s lives and the relationships between research, policy and practice. 

I am also a research associate with Young Lives, a longitudinal study of childhood poverty where my research focuses on children's experiences of violence in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, including collaborating with UNICEF on a multi-country study of violence affecting children.

Teaching Summary

I teach on the MA Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights. I am the module leader for Children's Rights in Practice 

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