Migration and displacement
Children and young people are on the move all over the world, seeking safety, protection and relief from a variety of conflicts.
UN figures on migration show that children are dramatically over-represented among the world’s refugees.
Researchers in the Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health focus on the impact of migration and displacement on young people. By learning from the experiences of these children, we are in a position to advise NGOs and policymakers on what more needs to be done to support the world's most vulnerable citizens.
A new project led by Dr Antoine Burgard is exploring the history of age assessment at border control and in asylum processes, giving context to modern-day practices.
Our research explores the experiences and parenting challenges of families living in refugee camps along the Syrian border with Turkey.
Inequality and poverty
Find out more about our work to relieve the impact of inequality and poverty for children across the globe.
Protecting children's rights
Learn about the University's work to support the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as it marks its 30th year.