Unique opportunity for new researchers

A very small number of places left for the New Researchers in Families and Relationships conference. This unique event provides an invaluable opportunity for those who have been working in a research environment for less than 5 years. Researchers from the voluntary sector, local government, …read more

CRFR Co-Director Sarah Morton discusses Contribution Analysis

CRFR Co-Director (Knowledge Exchange) Sarah Morton has been using Contribution Analysis as a tool to evaluate complex interventions, and research impact. Watch this short video where Sarah describes what she likes about the approach, and how it can help with evaluating outcomes. http://ssps-kingsbarns.ssps.ed.ac.uk/index.php/kwidget/cache_st/1420469951/wid/_110/uiconf_id/11170182/entry_id/0_ubbo52lo

Brain science and early years policy: Hopeful ethos or ‘cruel optimism’?

‘Ideas that the quality of parental nurturing and attachment in the first years of a child’s life is hard-wiring their brains for success or failure, are reflected in policy reports and in targeted services delivering early intervention. Rather than upholding the ‘hopeful ethos’ proffered by …read more

Male suicides rising: exploring the role of alcohol and community support

In CRFR’s latest blog Amy Chandler, CRFR research associate, talks about some of the issues being raised in her project, Alcohol Stories, a study of middle-aged men, alcohol, mental health, self-harm and suicide. She reflects on recent statistics on suicide in the UK and how …read more

6 scholarly insights on love, marriage and commitment

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Read 6 new articles from the Families, Relationships and Societies journal (FRS) on love, marriage and commitment. CRFR Non-Executive Director Sarah Cunningham-Burley was co-founder of the journal and chairs the editorial board. What’s love got to do with marriage? Authenticity, work and change: a qualitative …read more

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