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PhD projects

- Rights of children and young people with disabilities
- Inclusive education
- Children’s rights - UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
- Disability rights - UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research Interests

Professor Bronagh Byrne is Co-Director of the Centre for Children's Rights and co-founder of the Disability Research Network. Bronagh's research expertise lies in the implementation of international disability rights and children’s rights to national policy and practice with a particular focus on the application of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She has particular expertise in the rights and experiences of disabled and d/Deaf children and young people, inclusive education, transitions, and disability theory. Bronagh has published in a range of journals including International Journal of Children's Rights, Children and Society, International Journal of Inclusive Education and Disability and Society. She is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Disability and Social Justice.




Leadership Roles (Teaching)

Programme Director (MSc Children's Rights) (2018 -)

Programme Director (BA Social Policy) (2015-2018)


Undergraduate Teaching


SPY3014 Disability and Society (Module Convenor)

SPY1005 Themes and Issues in Social Policy

SPY1004 Introducing Social Policy

SPY3019 Gender, the Family and Social Policy

Undergraduate dissertation supervisor


Postgraduate Teaching

SOC9047 Perspectives in Childhood and Youth

EDU7217 Childhood and Youth Research in Practice (Module Convenor)

EDU7223 Childhood Disability and Rights (Module Convenor)

EDU7290 Children's Rights and Participation (Module Convenor)

PG Dissertation Supervisor


Other Leadership Roles

Co-Director, Centre for Children's Rights

Co-Founder, Disability Research Network

NINE Pathway Lead - Children, Young People and Families



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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