Professor Nigel Patrick Thomas

Professor Emeritus of Childhood and Youth , Associate Director, The Centre for Children and Young People's Participation
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Patrick’s research embraces child welfare, children’s rights and theories of childhood, with a particular focus on children and young people’s participation. He has researched with children in care, young carers, school pupils and members of youth councils, using a range of innovative participatory methods. He is an Associate Director and co-founder of The Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation. For seven years he co-edited the journal Children & Society, whose editorial board he now chairs. He is internationally known for his work on children and young people’s participation, and featured in the book Key Thinkers in Childhood Studies.