Dr. Barbie Clarke
Dr. Barbie Clarke is the managing director of Family Kids and Youth, a U.K.-based market research consultancy specializing in children and young people. Prior to founding Family Kids and Youth in 2002, Barbie served as Director of Family Research at GfK NOP.
A global advocate for child safety, Barbie is a trained child and adolescent psychotherapist and is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She earned her PhD in child and adolescent psychosocial development from the University of Cambridge, and she has taught child development and research methodology at the School’s Faculty of Education, where she supervised post-graduate students. She is co-author of the book The Supportive School: Wellbeing and the Young Adolescent.
Barbie is a Fellow of the Market Research Society (MRS) and sits on the Standards Committee of the MRS. She has regularly appeared on TV and radio commenting on research with children and young people.