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Population and Migration Research Network Inaugural Seminar

August 30, 2012

Location: Moore Institute Seminar Room, NUI Galway, United States

Speaker(s): Professor Chris Hamnett and Dr. Kirsi Pauliina Kallio

Affiliation: Kings College London and University of Tampere, Finland

Organised by: Population and Migration research cluster

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The seminar will provide a forum for the discussion of key contemporary theoretical, methodological and policy issues in the field of children and family studies focusing particularly on issues of wellbeing and ethics. Dr. Kiris Pauliina Kallio’s research examines the political geographies of childhood and youth, engaging with issues relating to political agency and subjectivity. Professor Chris Hamnett is a leading researcher in the fields of social polarization, welfare and inequality, with a recent focus on education and school choice in London.

This event is supported by the Institute for Business, Social Sciences and Public Policy at NUI Galway.

09.15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Valerie Ledwith, Department of Geography
James Cunningham, Director of the Institute for Business, Social Sciences and Public Policy

09.30-10.30 Keynote 1
Kirsi Pauliina Kallio, University of Tampere, Finland: Intergenerational subjectivity in political agency

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.30 Session 1: Children’s Access to Wellbeing: Education, Health and Social Care
Valerie Ledwith and Kathy Reilly: Belonging and citizenship: The educational experiences of young migrants in Galway
Aoife Gavin, Colette Kelly, Michal Molcho and Saoirse Nic Gabhainn: Indicators of well-being among children in care: data from HBSC Ireland
Mary Callaghan: Children’s health and the fast food environment around schools: A GIS approach
Christina Murphy and Saoirse Nic Gabhainn: Implementing relationships and sexuality education in Irish schools: findings from a mixed methods study

12.30 – 13.00 Open Discussion
Led by Dr Celia Keenaghan, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre

13.00-13.45 Lunch

13.45-15.15 Session 2: Ethics of Engagement: Doing Research with Children
Kathy Reilly: Ethical ambiguities: Negotiating fieldwork with children and young people
T.J. Hughes: Practising ethical research: Exploring children’s sense of place
Leanne Robbins: An international exploration of children’s narratives of ‘culture’
Natasha Clarke, Colette Kelly, Michal Molcho and Saoirse Nic Gabhainn: Youth participation in HBSC Ireland: The process and outcomes

15.15 – 15.45 Open Discussion
Led by Professor James Williams, PI and Co-Director of Growing Up in Ireland

15.45-16.15 Coffee

16.15 – 17.15 Keynote 2
Chris Hamnett, Kings College London – Title TBC

17.15 Close

All Welcome!