15-05-13 School of Advanced Study
Professor Anne Smith's programme of public lectures as the NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor
Professor Smith is a highly respected specialist in childhood studies and children's rights. She has been involved in research, advocacy, and policy-making on childhood issues in New Zealand for almost 40 years. Professor Smith will be based at SAS between April and June 2013. She will give a public lecture series during her time in the UK -- at the Institute of Education, King's College London, the Foundling Museum and SAS -- on children's rights with special emphasis on the links between research on children's issues and government policy.
Professor Anne Smith has worked as an academic at the University of Otago, first in the Education Department and later as Director of the Children's Issues Centre, and has been called on for advice by various governments, departments and ministries in her career. Her recent research has focused on improving the quality of early childhood education, children's participation as citizens, and the prevention of violence against children. She has participated in a range of advisory groups, working parties and committees. Her career has been devoted to making New Zealand a better place for families and their children, and to advancing children's well-being, rights in early childhood education, the family, schools, and in social welfare and legal systems.
NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professorship programme of public lectures, May-June 2013:
14 May 2013, 17:00 (arrive 16:30)
Research into policy and practice 1: Early childhood education
Institute of Education, Drama Studio, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
Supported by Barnardo's
29 May 2013, 18:00 (arrive 17:30)
Research into policy and practice 2: Changing the law on physical punishment
King's College London, Guy's Campus, Henriette Raphael Function Room, London SW1 1UL
5 June 2013, 18:00 (arrive 17:45)
Research into policy and practice 3: Child protection
Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ
19 June 2013, 18:00 (arrive 17:30)
What kind of theory and research is relevant to the well-being and rights of children?
School of Advanced Study, University of London, Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Entry is free and all are welcome. For registration information, please visit www.nzuklinkfoundation.org.uk/events