The Newcastle Youth Studies Network is an international network of research collaboration in the sociology of youth, led by researchers at the University of Newcastle, Australia. The network consolidates the University of Newcastle’s concentration of research excellence in the sociology of youth and facilitates collaborative relationships between international network members. The network is focused on creating new horizons in youth research driven by five key concerns:

The network also includes a wide range of methodological expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods, including: large surveys, interviews, focus groups, visual methods, photovoice, ethnography, figurative methodology and discourse analysis.

The network is co-directed by Dr David Farrugia, Dr Julia Coffey, Dr Steven Threadgold and Dr Julia Cook. Information about members and current projects can be found on this website. Follow the Newcastle Youth Studies Network on Twitter @studies_youth and Facebook.

Youth studies group members

Pictured: Julia Cook, Julia Coffey, Steven Threadgold and David Farrugia.

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