P4 Play

The P4PLAY Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network is a European Joint Doctorates programme in Occupational Science for Occupational Therapists.

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EU-funded PhD Programme in Occupational Science dedicated to enabling play

The foundational rationale for P4PLAY is to combine the needs of those who work with children at risk of play deprivation, with the research skills of academics who are experts in occupational science.

The P4PLAY research programme addresses four areas of play: People, Place, Policy and Practice (P4PLAY).

The overall research goal is to develop new knowledge on the occupation of play and play deprivation, the impact of physical, socio-cultural, and policy environments on play provision, and the development of innovative solutions to address barriers and provide solutions to play provision in diverse community settings to benefit children, families, and communities.

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