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Name Dr Debbie Watson
Job title Reader in Childhood Studies
Department School for Policy Studies University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc(Ed) (Hons) (Exon), PhD(Exon)
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Keywords Children's wellbeing
sociology of childhood
social and emotional wellbeing
performance methodologies
learning support
interprofessional working
creative research methods
Areas of expertise I am interested in conceptual constructions of social and emotional wellbeing for children and how adult models of wellbeing drawn from economics and medicine have been imported into the debate about the state of childhood with little critique or clear articulation of what wellbeing looks like for children.
In order to understand what wellbeing looks like for children I am interested in exploring notions of support for children and young people (particularly in a school context) and finding ways of accessing children, young people, families and professionals accounts and experiences of wellbeing using participatory and creative research methods.