Dr. Mitchell is a graduate of the University of Victoria in British Columbia, and completed his Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy with Scotland’s University of Stirling. His dissertation is entitled ‘The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Postmodernity: A Grounded Systemic Analysis of Children’s Rights Educational Policies in Scotland and Canada’. He has taught undergraduate, graduate and doctoral courses within childhood and youth studies, social work and qualitative research - all from a transdisciplinary approach. In a previous career, Dr. Mitchell worked as a child and youth counselor in British Columbia education, mental health and specialized foster-care for two decades. His research and consultancy focus upon local/global, transdisciplinary approaches to implementing the human rights of children and young people within institutional and community-based settings.