The Centre for Research on Families, Life Course and Generations offers a hub for inter-disciplinary events and collaborations, building on the research activities and interests of academics in different departments across the University of Leeds.
We have an international reputation for research excellence, and for innovating and developing cutting edge research. We hold specialist expertise in diverse methodological approaches and are particularly well known for shaping UK research methods infrastructure in the area of qualitative longitudinal research and qualitative data archiving. Much of our research engages with socio-economic inequalities and the interplay of social experience and large scale social change. Areas of interest include childhood, youth, sex education, transitions to adulthood, young fatherhood, parenting and family life, grandparenting and inter-generational relationships, schooling and higher education, as well as research methods, and knowledge exchange with research partners. Examples of our research projects are listed below.
- Following Young Fathers
- Parenting and Family Life
- Men’s Experiences of Family Life and Multiple Responsibilities in Low-Income Localities
- Changing Landscapes for the Third Sector: Enhancing Knowledge and Informing Practice
- Intergenerational Exchange
- Timescapes Secondary Analysis Project
- New Urbanisms, New Citizens
- Enactment and Impact of Science Education Reform (EISER)
- Students into Schools