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Director of the Centre for Applied Childhood Youth and Family Research, University of Huddersfield. Previously worked with the SOLAR (Social and Organisational Learning as Action Research) Action research centre in Bristol.
Barry is an experienced participatory practitioner, skilled workshop facilitator and action researcher, with extensive experience of using participatory action inquiry approaches to facilitate learning and change in communities, organisations and public sector settings. Skilled in using creative visual approaches as well as knowledge cafes. Extensive experience in the field of child and youth participation and in child and youth research more generally especially around youth transitions to the labour market.
Negotiating active citizenship: Young people’s participation in everyday spaces, in Kallio, K. P. and S. Mills (eds) “Geographies of politics, citizenship and rights” 2015, London: Routledge (forthcoming)
Education as active citizenship: Children and young people as agents of change in the development of sustainable communities, Local Environments 18(3), 2013, 323-339.
Councils, consultation and community: Rethinking the spaces for children and young people’s participation, Children’s Geographies 8(2), 2010, 107-122.
A Handbook of Children’s Participation: Perspectives from Theory and Practice, London: Routledge. 2010, with N. Thomas
You think you know? You have no idea: Youth participation in health policy development, Health Education Research 22(6): 879-894, 2007
Evaluation of Children’s Participation in Legislation, Policy and Practice across Europe, (2012-2013) EU DG Justice.
Participation, Experience and Empowerment for Roma youth (PEER). (2014-2016) EU DG Justice
‘Exploring the disengagement & support needs of NEET young people’ (2010-11)
Balancing Competencies: Dilemmas and possibilities in education, training and guidance as ‘activation’ for unemployed young adults (1998-2001), FP4
UNESCO Growing up in Cities project – involving young people in evaluating and improving local neighbourhoods (1997-1999)