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About the Centre

The four main research areas in which the Centre of Excellence in Human Development supports and grows excellence are:

Life-course development, which covers the development of individuals from conception to death. Under this category are included multi-disciplinary studies of child, adolescent and adult development.

Inter-generational development, which covers the life cycle from one generation to another. Studies of families and inter-generational influences are included in this category.

Socioeconomic developmentwhich covers the attainment of improved living conditions, both material and non-material through, amongst others, health, education, social security, food security and decent employment.

Transformational development, which covers aspirations and values that influence and are influenced by, amongst others, individual and group identity.

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