About the Centre

The Centre for Research on Families, Life Course and Generations (FLaG) is an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and research users interested in family, youth, life course and educational pathways and transitions, intergenerational relationships and social inequalities and their reproduction. Research methodology is a further binding interest of many members of FLaG.

The Centre brings together an extensive network of academics from across, and beyond, the University of Leeds. As well as running seminar series and workshops, we are involved in UK wide research methods training events in the areas of qualitative longitudinal research and qualitative secondary analysis. We also host a postgraduate research forum. We routinely bring together researchers from across faculties as well as disciplines (including sociology and social policy, education, health sciences, and the business school amongst others) and welcome colleagues from across the region to many of our regular events. Outside of academia, we have links with local and national government, third sector partners, policy researchers and practitioners. Whatever your background (academic, policy researcher, student, practitioner or anyone else with a research interest in our areas of work), we welcome new members. Please get in touch with one of our co-directors or key staff members. We hope to see you at some of our upcoming events.