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  • 83 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
20092019
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Biography

I am a Reader in Children and Family Research within the Children and Families themes of CTEHR and I have responsibility for our work concerning the involvement of children, young people and their families. My background lies in childhood studies and children’s rights. I have combined a research career in academia and within the voluntary sector where I have been able to apply my research to maximise policy and practice impact. I studied for my PhD at York University and for a number of years worked within the Social Policy Research Unit, York University. Through my work there I developed a specific interest in the lives of disabled children and young people and the application of the social model of disability to the areas of choice, participation and inclusion of disabled children and young people. All of my research involves giving a “voice” to children and young people through making research accessible to them as participants, through giving a voice to those seldom heard or through empowering them to be co-researchers and co-producers of research.

Research Interests

Disabled childhood studies; Personalisation in children's care; Inclusion of disabled children and young people

Vision Statement

I hope that through research which empowers all children and young people and enables them to have a “voice” we can improve their childhoods and subsequent life chances. Making research accessible to them as participants, through giving a voice to those seldom heard or through empowering them to be co-researchers and co-producers of research we can understand how to better support children and improve their lives. All children have a right to be heard, protected, supported and included in society, child-centred research provides the lens through which to examine if their rights are being met.

Keywords

  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • children
  • disabled children
  • child abuse and neglect
  • rights
  • inequality
  • participation
  • social policy
  • social Justice
  • child welfare

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Research Output 2009 2019

Being young, disabled and LGBT+: Societal perceptions, challenges and the negotiation of identities.

Toft, A., Franklin, A. & Langley, E. 2019 (Accepted/In press) Young disabled and LGBT+: Voices, intersections, identities. Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Identifying as young, disabled and bisexual within Evangelical Christianity

Toft, A., Langley, E. & Franklin, A. 2019 (Accepted/In press) Bisexuality, Spirituality, Identity: Critical Perspectives. Routledge, Vol. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The experiences of young disabled LGBT+ people accessing support and information in the UK.

Toft, A., Franklin, A. & Langley, E. 2019 (Accepted/In press) Young disabled and LGBT: Voices, intersections, identities. Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Citations

Children with albinism in African regions: their rights to ‘being’ and ‘doing',

Franklin, A., Lund, P., Bradbury-Jones, C. & Taylor , J. 12 Jan 2018 In : BMC International Health and Human Rights . 18, 2, 8 p., 18:2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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human rights
discrimination
disability
stigmatization
folklore

Activities 2011 2015

  • 11 Participation in conference

UK Disabled Children’s Research Network Conference

Franklin, A. (Speaker)
24 Jun 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

Making Ourselves Heard Disabled Children’s participation Conference

Franklin, A. (Speaker)
1 Nov 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

National Conference on Disabled Children’s Voice

Franklin, A. (Speaker)
1 Nov 2013

Activity: Participation in conference

Inclusion Finland

Franklin, A. (Speaker)
1 Nov 2013

Activity: Participation in conference