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Dr Barbie Clarke
Family Kids & Youth
Barbie heads up children’s research agency Family Kids & Youth and was formerly a director at GfKNOP. Barbie completed her PhD in child and adolescent psychosocial development at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education, where her published research has looked at early adolescents’ use of digital media. She taught post-graduate students at the Faculty for five years. A trained child therapist, she has worked with young offenders and in secondary schools in Tower Hamlets. A Fellow of the Market Research Society (MRS), Barbie regularly gives papers at international conferences, writes articles, and has appeared on TV and radio commenting on youth research.
Dr Barbie's Sessions
Mind The Gap
In considering the 'gap' between mindful, calm behaviours amongst children and their rapid-fire media consumption, the panel will look at how young people’s lives have altered with rapid technological change and debate just how effective mindfulness and other ‘slow-down’ methods might be to children’s wellbeing while also considering the challenges…
Research 4 & 5
Two 30 minute research presentations... 4. Are Digital Tools Making Children More Creative? Children are no longer just using a pen and paper to be creative. Are the digital tools now at their disposal making them more creative, or less so? Presented by Maurice Wheeler, Little Big Partnership 5. Do Children Still…