Starts 28 August | Ends 28 August

Children’s Research Network PhD Symposium 2019: “Doing research for and with children and young people”

Location: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre – NUI Galway

Date: August 28th, 09:00 – 16:30

The Children’s Research Network (CRN) and National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), in association with Trinity Research in Childhood Centre, Trinity College Dublin, are hosting a one-day PhD Symposium for doctoral students from all over the island of Ireland who are currently undertaking or have just completed research related to children and young people.

A major focus of this Symposium is to facilitate dissemination and discussion of PhD research related to children and young people. It offers an exciting opportunity to share research, meet and learn from other researchers and academics and exchange ideas in a friendly and supportive environment.

There will be keynote presentations from experts from the field of children and young people’s research.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Call for Abstracts

We invite abstracts of oral presentations and/or posters from doctoral students who are conducting, or have just completed, research that involves or impacts on children and/or young people. Most oral presentations will be of a 10 to 15-minute duration. To support early stage PhD researchers, we will also have one workshop involving 5-minute presentations with a maximum of 5 slides.

Participants who have recently commenced their PhD studies and/or do not wish to submit an abstract are welcome to register to participate in scholarly discussions and learning opportunities.

Return your Abstract Submission Form to:

Abstract submission deadline EXTENDED TO 30th July 2019

Notification of submission outcome: August 5th, 2019

Attendance Fee:

  • Children’s Research Network members: FREE!
  • Non-members: €20

NOTE: Students can join the Children’s Research Network for just €15/~£10 per year (Full membership: €30/~£25; Part-time employed: €25/~£20; Student / Unwaged: €15/~£10). Be part of the members organisation of professionals engaged in research with children and young people across Ireland!

2019 Special Travel Bursary

Later in the summer we will be opening a special travel bursary scheme to the symposium for a number of presenting PhD researchers who are unfunded in their research. Watch this space for the call for applications! (P.S. You need to be a member of CRN to apply)

Download the Abstract Submission form

Here's a sample of what previous years' attendants said was the most useful aspect of the day:

  • "Feedback from other participants was very useful"
  • "A real opportunity to share experiences in research - and to know that you are not alone in your research."
  • "Opportunity to meet fellow PhD students, engage in rich stimulating dialogue, and gain an overview of current studies taking place."
  • "Sharing of information - being able to discuss presentations in a relaxed way – it wasn’t too daunting - a very relaxed day"