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New award to explore research into seldom heard families

Posted on 11 May 2023

A team of researchers, led by Professor Kathryn Asbury in the Department of Education’s Psychology in Education Research Centre (PERC), are to conduct a scoping study that will offer recommendations on best practice in approaching longitudinal qualitative research with seldom heard families.

The research, funded by ESRC and led by Professor Kathryn Asbury, will draw on the expertise of other senior colleagues in the department, Professor Vanita Sundaram and Professor Carole Torgerson.

Through engagement with key stakeholders and experts, the team will explore how to successfully design and implement a longitudinal qualitative study with families in which a child has a chromosomal learning disability; and families in which a parent has experienced violence or abuse from a partner in the last year.

The overall aim of the study will be to advise the ESRC on how to work with families like these, who are seldom heard in longitudinal cohort studies, in meaningful and inclusive ways.