Author Archives: Sarah Burton

The everyday reality of gender-based violence

The way gender-based violence is highlighted in the media you would be forgiven for thinking that these are one-off crimes committed by monsters. This is not the reality of gender-based violence.

Encouraging society to believe that only ‘beasts’ or ‘monsters’ … read more

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About Families new reports: using research to improve services for families

The three-year knowledge exchange project About Families aimed to improve the practice of those working with families by making research more accessible and helping practitioners use it in how they developed services.

As well as presenting evidence in accessible ways, … read more

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Natasha Mauthner joins CRFR as associate director

Natasha Mauthner is a Reader in the Business School where she teaches courses on gender, work and organisation, as well as research methods. She trained as an undergraduate natural scientist, and postgraduate social scientist, at the University of Cambridge, and … read more

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Parents’ ideas of support not matched by services

Services to support parenting don’t match parents’ views of their own needs and cultural orientations towards support. This is one of the findings of small-scale  exploratory study into parents’ views of support for parenting.

Parents taking part in the study … read more

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Masterclass – imagination and creativity in research methodology

A 2-hour masterclass that brings creativity and imagination to social science research. Professor Jennifer Mason was searching for a research approach  to enliven and animate her research into the complexities of everyday life and relationships, but one that promised methodological … read more

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Eating together for children’s health

Valeria Skafida’s research into family meal habits using Growing up in Scotland data makes headlines again this week

‘Eating with parents boosts toddlers health’ finds study Observer, 6 May http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/may/05/healthy-eating-children-snacks

‘Chidlren who eat adult meals have healthier diets’ The Scotsman, … read more

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