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 pathways and transitions, educational inequalities and intergenerational relationships. Research methodology provides another 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 run UK wide research methods training events, particularly in the areas of qualitative longitudinal research, qualitative secondary analysis and mixed methods. We also host a postgraduate research forum. Through our combination of interests in families, life course and generational relationships, in researching inequalities, and in research methods we have brought 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. Examples of the sorts of projects in which we are involved are listed in the research pages. We are also extending our links with practitioners, those working in the third sector and others with a professional interest in these areas.

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. We hope to see you at some of our upcoming events.