Families and Parenting

We bring together expertise on families and relationships across the Faculty

The Families & Parenting research group brings together expertise on family and relationships across the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law.

Our goal

Our goal is to provide the University with a strategic advantage in a high-profile area of policy by bringing together schools and experts across the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law.

Our research themes

Central research themes considered by the group are:

  • The governance and politics of state interventions in family life
  • The role of families in promoting children’s wellbeing
  • The changing nature of families over time
  • Understanding the lived experience of parents, carers and children in their everyday lives
  • International comparison of family structure and governance 

Our activities

Our research group meets regularly to hold talks from external speakers, discuss working papers by members of the group, and to disseminate relevant research findings.


Looking to join us?

We welcome staff and postgraduate students from across the Faculty and the wider University. 

If you are interested in joining our group, then please email the group members below with details of your relevant research interests:

Group members

Find out more about our group members and their research interests.

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