Call for Abstracts - Research With and For Children Seminar

The Children’s Lives Research Initiative, supported by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute, is holding a half-day Seminar to bring researchers together from the University of Melbourne who are conducting research with and for children. The day will involve short presentations and panel discussions on current advances in child-friendly methods and participatory research with children, followed by a strategy discussion on developing and strengthening the University of Melbourne’s profile as an international hub for research with and for children.

We invite you to complete the application form attached in order to be selected to present and be a panellist on the day.  Please email your application form to Hannah Morrice by Thursday 17th November, 5:00 PM.

The Children’s Lives Research Initiative is part of the Hallmark Research Initiatives, developed by the University to foster interdisciplinary partnerships within the University and to increase collaborations with our external partners. Our team involves researchers from three faculties within the University of Melbourne, including Melbourne Graduate School of Education; Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences; and the Melbourne Law School.

The Children’s Lives Research Initiative is underpinned by the concept of a rights based approach, where children and young people’s evolving capacities and expertise are valued. Under a rights based approach, there is an expectation that children and young people’s views will become far more active and influential in the development of policy and research agendas that affect them. The Children’s Lives Research Initiative aims to make children, young people and their families more visible as contributors to research and use innovative developmentally appropriate methodologies to engage children and young people as both research participants and co-researchers.

Registration is free and is now open.

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Hannah Morrice

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