Communities, Young People and Family Lives
The Communities, Young People and Family Lives Research Unit is led by Professor Kathryn Almack. It is a multi-disciplinary team of researchers with research interests broadly addressing aspects of family lives, health and well-being across the life-course.
For further information, contact Kathryn Almack: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Professor Kathryn Almack||Professor of Health, Young People and Family Lives|
|Professor Wendy Wills||Professor of Food and Public Health|
|Professor Brian Littlechild||Professor of Social work and Research Lead for Social Work|
|Dr Angela Dickinson||Senior Research Fellow (Older People's Health)|
|Dr Claire Thompson||Senior Research Fellow|
|Dr Sam Rogers||Senior Research Fellow|
|Dr Laura Hamilton||Research Fellow|
|Professor Mark Whiting||Visiting Professor of Community Children's Nursing|
Our activities fall into the following areas:
Professor Kathryn Almack is also the research lead in the School for Children's Nursing and Midwifery. She works with:
- Dr Lisa Whiting (Professional lead for Children’s Nursing)
- Dr Julia Petty
- Dr Rosemary Godbold
- Dr Catherine Hamilton (Professional lead for Midwifery)
- Dr Laura Abbott
- Dr Annabel Jay
Together, their activities fall under the following areas:
- Evaluating the use of simulation dolls to assess parenting capacity
- Providing care and support for parents of premature babies at home
- Children’s palliative care nursing workforce which is responsive to patient need.
- Neonatal Nurses Engagement with Research
- Digital storytelling and the parent experience in neonatal care
- Pregnancy and separation of women from new-born babies in prison
- Midwifery Practices during the Second Stage of Labour
- Induction of labour: how do women get information and make decisions
- Asylum seekers and trafficked women’s experiences of pregnancy and birth.
- High Risk pregnant women’s experiences of High Dependency Care
- The impact of 12-hour shift patterns on the maternity workforce
We also have several members of staff undertaking doctoral studies in some of the above research areas.