Charles Watters, PhD is Professor of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University, USA. His research interests focus on the impact of migration on children and encompasses areas such as asylum seeking and refugee children, migration, health and well-being, identity and migration, and ethnicity and diversity in education. His interests also includes international work on the phenomenon of street children and on the causes and consequences of the forced migration of children. His research includes a comparative study into the mental health and social care of refugees in four European countries on behalf of European Commission, studies of reception arrangements for unaccompanied asylum seekers in Europe and a study under the ESRC Identities and Social Action Program into the impact of the immigration process on children’s identities. His international activities include teaching and research collaborations with universities across the globe. He is Visiting Professor at the University of Brasilia, where he is developing a research program on internal migration and mental health. He has acted as an international expert to a range of initiatives on migration including Scientific Advisor to the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union. He is the Founding Editor of the International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. His publications include the 2008 book Refugee Children: Towards the Next Horizon. Routledge.