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Childhood Research Forum (CRF)

Aims and Objectives

The main aim of the Childhood Research Forum (CRF) is to contribute to the academic field of childhood studies through a research-led approach.

The Forum is led by scholars from a wide range of research backgrounds, who share interests of diverse aspects of childhood addressing policy, practice and pedagogy. Through an interdisciplinary approach, CRF includes research with children as participants and also with adults who are involved with children and their families.

Overall CRF targets to provide a research-based collaborative environment for students, academics, local/national authorities and broader networks to foster further exploration and investigation of diverse aspects within the field of Early Childhood.


The Childhood Research Forum (CRF) lies under the Department of Early Childhood in the Faculty of Education at Liverpool Hope University.

CRF specialises in childhood research by combining implications for theory, pedagogy and practice at a local, national and international level.

We would like to welcome you to our Forum and to invite you to join us and follow our activities,

Dr Zoi Nikiforidou and Dr Harriet Pattison