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Dr Michael Wyness

Job Title
Associate Professor Reader
Education Studies
Research Interests

Michael is a Reader in the Department of Education Studies. His work explores the Sociologies of Childhood and Education His latest book Kid power, Inequality and Generational Relations was published by Anthem Press in 2021. His book Childhood and Society (2019) has gone into a third edition. His other books include Childhood, Culture and Society (2018 Sage) Childhood (2015 Polity); Contesting Childhood (1999 Routledge) and Schooling Welfare and Parental Responsibility (1995 Falmer). His research interests are in children's participation and human rights; childhood and theory, children's transitions and home-school relations. His most recent funded research projects are in the field of child migration with a focus on identity, resettlement and educational needs. He is currently working on a project exploring young carers' education and human rights.


Michael joined the University of Warwick in 2006. His background is in sociology, criminology and social policy and previously worked at the Universities of Edinburgh, Stirling and Northampton.

Title Funder Award start Award end
Positive Youth Foundation and the Educational and Service Needs of Young Refugees Positive Youth Foundation 01 Jul 2018 30 Jun 2019
Creative Exchange Open Call: Identity and Resettlement Among Young Syrian Refugees Coventry University 01 Mar 2018 31 Jul 2018