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Laura Lundy

Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 5942

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Research Interests

My expertise  is international children's rights with a particular focus on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, education rights and children's rights to participate in decision-making. I also have  written extensively on national education and social security law.



Research Statement

I  am Director of the  cross-university Centre for Children's Rights (  I have  particular expertise in rights-based participatory research with  children.  

My conceptualisation of children's right to participate in decision-making (based on four core concepts -Space, Voice, Audience and Influence) published in the British Educational Research Journal in 2007 is one of the most highly cited children's rights papers  and the model  has been used widely by academics and policy makers.

Frequent Journals

  • British Educational Research Journal

    ISSNs: 0141-1926

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-3518


    Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.938 SNIP 1.576


  • Children and Society

    ISSNs: 0951-0605

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1099-0860


    Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.582 SNIP 1.495


  • Research Papers in Education

    ISSNs: 0267-1522

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1470-1146

    N F E R Nelson Publishing Limited

    Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.765 SNIP 0.788


  • International Journal of Children's Rights

    ISSNs: 0927-5568, 0927-5568

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1571-8182

    Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

    Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.219 SNIP 0.563


  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine

    ISSNs: 0031-5982

    Johns Hopkins University Press

    Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.295 SNIP 0.322


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