Institute of Education


Seminar series

The Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU) hosts a weekly seminar series, where invited speakers present work of relevance to the research interests of the unit.


Seminars take place in the TCRU library on Tuesdays during term-time, 1-2pm in the TCRU Library, 27 - 28 Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AL. Anyone is welcome to attend.


Term 3

23 April 2019Who are the humans behind the human rights cases? Migration cases from Russia to the European Court of Human Rights.Dr Agnieszka Kubal (TCRU, UCL Institute of Education)
14 May 20192,000 families: identifying the research potential of an origins-of-migration study.Ayse Guveli (University of Essex)
21 May 2019Professionalising early childhood education and care: workforce equity issues in the European contextPamela Oberhuemer (TCRU, UCL Institute of Education)
11 June 2019The cultural politics of household sustainability: environmental sustainability research with Somali immigrants in Manchester.Catherine Walker, Sherilyn MacGregor, and Tally Katz-Gerro (University of Manchester)
18 June 2019Stories of sameness and difference: the views, experiences and outcomes of children and adolescents with a trans or gender nonconforming parent.Sophie Zadeh and Susan Imrie (University of Cambridge)
25 June 2019Perpetual service innovation without evaluation: challenges to understanding what works for children exposed to domestic violence and abuse.Emma Howarth (University of Cambridge)

Previous seminars

2018-19 Term 2
15 January 2019Understanding and responding to perpetrators of sexual abuse: Perceptions, Prevention, Management and DesistenceProfessor Kieran McCartan (UWE Bristol)
22 January 2019Sisters are doing it for themselves: Single Women’s Fertility Options and Reproductive AgencyDr Zeynep Gurtin (UCL Womens Health)
29 January 2019Leave or remain? EU families in Brexiting Britain  Dr Nando Sigona (Birmingham University)
19 February 2019What difference does money make to young people’s experiences of school meals?PhD Laura Hamilton (TCRU)
26 February 2019Hannah Arendt’s concept of “parental responsibility” and the rights of queer children and children of queer parentsDr Francesca Ammaturo (Roehampton)
5 March 2019Cultural heritage, cultural wellbeing: The psychosocial impact of cultural interventions with marginalised audiencesProfessor Helen Chatterjee (UCL)
19 March 2019‘Reactive’ or ‘protective’ transnationalismDr Victoria Redclift (UCL)
2018-19 Term 1




2 October 2018

Screening if the film 'Ccàsemo, here we are. Lives on hold in Lampedusa'

Dr Michela Franceschelli (UCL Institute of Education)

16 October 2018

Visionary women – their work for children and childhood, England, 1900-1920

Professor Berry Mayall (UCL Institute of Education)

23 October 2018

Transitions, capabilities and wellbeing: how Afghan unaccompanied young people experience becoming ‘adult’ in the UK and beyond

Dr Elaine Chase (UCL Institute of Education)

30 October 2018

The ethics of research with children over time and place: reflections from Young Lives

Dr Ginny Morrow (UCL Institute of Education)

20 November 2018

The efficacy and suitability of social isolation and loneliness interventions for older Black and Minority Ethnic individuals living in the UK

Brenda Hayanga (UCL Institute of Education)

27 November 2018

In search of ‘stability’: working-class men, masculinity and wellbeing in post-Soviet Russia

Dr Charlie Walker (University of Southampton)

4 December 2018

Intimate strangers? Working with intercultural couples

Dr Renee Singh (Intercultural Couples Centre )

2017-18 Term 2




9 January 2018

Subjectivity and care in the context of "forced marriage"

Dr Perveez Mody (Cambridge University)

23 January 2018

Exploring longitudinal care histories for looked after children using administrative social care data

Louise McGrath-Lone (UCL)

30 January 2018

Researching everyone in general practice: IRIS+ domestic violence training and support intervention for general practice clinicians - early findings from a feasibility study

Dr Eszter Szilassy (Bristol University)

20 February 2018

Couple-Level Minority Stress and Well-Being of Same-Sex Couples

Professor Allen LeBlanc (San Francisco State University)

27 February 2018

A liberated woman, a virtuous wife and good mother to an intensive and full-time mother: Chinese women's recount of their motherhood across three generations

Xin Guo (UCL Institute of Education)

6 March 2018

Ethnography of the courtroom - immigration law cases in Russia

Dr Agnieszka Kubal (UCL Institute of Education)

20 March 2018

Working-class men in contemporary Russia: inhabiting a 'failed' masculinity

Dr Charlie Walker (Southampton University)

Series convenors

Jenny Woodman
David Frost
Michela Franceschelli