The Centre for Research and Families and Relationships International Conference, Edinburgh, June 22nd – 24th 2020

The concept of ‘intersectionality’ can be traced to the activism of black feminists in the USA confronting the challenges of two exceptionally powerful and … read more

Dr Mary Mitchell has undertaken research in collaboration with Children 1st and the Centre for Research on Family and Relationships at the University of Edinburgh asking about the contribution that FGC makes to longer- term outcomes for children at risk … read more

CRFR PhD graduate, Dr Mary Mitchell is returning to the University of Edinburgh, taking up a lectureship in social work.  She passed her PhD in Social Policy in January 2018, on Reimagining Family group Conferencing ‘Outcome’ and also won the … read more

A new briefing, highlighting recent publications and resources relating to GBV work in Scotland has been compiled by  Scottish GBV Research Network (of practitioners and researchers)  and the University of Glasgow GBV Research Forum . Download the briefing here.… read more

Congratulations to Patricio Cuevas-Parra who has successfully defended his PhD thesis ‘Exploring child-led research:Case studies from Bangladesh, Lebanon and Jordan’. His research critically explores how the process and outcomes of children and young people’s participation in their own child-led research
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Congratulations to CRFR PhD Graduate Dr Mary Mitchell and CRFR Associate PhD student Arianne Critchley who have achieved success in the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science 2018 Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition.

Mary was announced as the winner … read more

Projects involving two of our researchers feature as Case Studies in a new report from Children in Scotland on ‘The Impact of Children and Young People’s Participation on Policy Making’.

The report was commissioned by the Scottish Government to … read more

CRFR Associate Director Lorraine van Blerk is one of the research team on ‘Growing up on the Streets’, an innovative participatory research project following the lives of young people as they live and grow up on the streets of … read more

Through the City of Edinburgh’s Council Young Edinburgh Action (YEA) group, CRFR researcher Christina McMellon works to facilitate young people’s participation in partnership working and decision-making in order to improve services for young people and make the changes they … read more

Congratulations go to CRFR Associate Researcher Amy Chandler. Her book ‘Self‐Injury, Medicine & Society’ is joint winner of the 2017 BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize.

Amy’s book shows that in order to understand self-injury, it is necessary to engage with … read more

Thursday 9 April 2019  – 1pm to 3pm
LG11, David Hume Tower,  Edinburgh  EH8 9JX

Sonia Livingstone
London School of Economics and Political Science

Parents have to imagine several decades into the future, for their children will grow up in … read more

An informal seminar is being held on Wednesday 27 February 2019 in the Seminar Room at CRFR, 23 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh  EH8 9LN at 12.30pm to 1.30pm

For more information and to reserve a place click below https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-nordic-model-in-theory-and-practice-a-conversation

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Both of the seminars below are fully booked

Two forthcoming Centre for Research on Families and Relationships seminars on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resilience. Both seminars are FREE to attend and open to all. 

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Monday 3 December 2018

Ongoing Legacies International Research Network (OLIRN) and Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) are holding a conference on Monday 3 December 2018.  

The OLIRN research network interrogates contemporary and future approaches to the ongoing … read more

Dr Zhang Chun is visiting from Shenzhen city of Guangdong (Canton) Province, one of the most dynamic cities in the Southeast China near Hong Kong. She works at Normal College, Shenzhen University, and has been a Senior lecturer in the read more

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