Kay Tisdall

Kay Tisdall is Professor of Childhood Policy at the University of Edinburgh. She is part of Childhood and Youth Studies at Moray House School of Education and Sport. Her policy, academic and teaching work centres around childhood studies and children’s human rights. She has a legal and social sciences background, with an AB in Social Studies from Harvard University, a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Edinburgh and a LLB from the University of Strathclyde. She undertakes collaborative research with children, young people and adults on such as areas as children affected by domestic abuse, inclusive pedagogy for young children, young people’s mental health, and children’s activism. Recent and current partnership projects are with teams in countries ranging from Brazil, Canada, Eswatini, India, Palestine, and South Africa, funded by such organisations as the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the European Commission, Global Challenges Research Fund, and UK Research and Innovations.



Children’s Rights European Academic Network (CREAN)
c/o Centre for Children’s Rights Studies
University of Geneva, Valais Campus
Chemin de l’Institut 18
CH – 1967 Bramois (Sion)

Tel. +41 (0)27 205 73 06