The Institute is structured to ensure linkages between University faculties, departments and research units concerned with informing child policy and practice, and also to maintain linkages between the academic and policy environments.
The quality of Children's Institute research is ensured through peer review and the promotion of cross-disciplinary work.
Housed in the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Institute is led by a director, who is assisted by a Governing Board:
Expertise: Translation of research into policy and practice, strengthening systems for health and health equity
Expertise: international human rights law; human rights and development; economic and social justice; public administration and development management; social development.
Expertise: Children's rights, human rights, gender-based violence and femicide, social welfare workforce, ethics, and the role of business in realising child rights
Expertise: Children's Rights, Human Rights, Family Law
Expertise: children’s rights law; international protection of human rights
Expertise: general social science, including studies of adolescents and youth
Expertise: Public Policy, youth development, social difference, poverty and inequality
Expertise: Poverty, inequality, unemployment, social assistance, fiscal policy
Expertise: Children & violence, child protection, child abuse, gender policy, gender-based violence, evidence-based programming
Expertise: Social policy, child poverty & inequality,social grants, households & mobility, indicators
Expertise: Child rights; legislative review; law reform,democracy and governance; socio-economic rights for children