Dr Ginny Morrow


  • MAP Role: International Advisory Board
  • Institution: University College London (UCL)
  • Position: Visiting Professor at UCL
  • Location: U.K.
  • Website: https://www.younglives.org.uk/content/virginia-morrow

Ginny Morrow is Visiting Professor at UCL Social Research Institute, University College London, UK and  Research Associate, Young Lives, Department of International Development, University of Oxford. She was Deputy Director of Young Lives (a study of childhood poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, see www.younglives.org.uk)  from 2011 to 2017.

Previously she held academic positions at the University of Cambridge, London School of Economics, Brunel University and the University of London Institute of Education, where she was programme leader of the MA Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights, from 2004 to 2010.

Her research focuses on children’s work, violence affecting children, sociological approaches to the study of childhood and children’s rights, the ethics of social research with children, children’s understandings of family, and children and ‘social capital’. She has published extensively, and has been a member of numerous Advisory Groups and Research Ethics Committees. She also acts as Ethics Advisor on research projects. She was a co-editor of Childhood: A Journal of Global Child Research from 2006 to 2016.