Centre for Research on Families and Relationships

Webinar – Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill

At 2pm, by Zoom on Thursday 25th May, join Dr Frank Mugisha of Sexual Minorities Uganda for a webinar ‘Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill’. With Chair/Discussant Matthew Waites (Reader in Sociology, University of Glasgow).

Mothers living with domestic abuse in Scotland – a tale of poverty and social inequality

CRFR are pleased to publish Briefing No 94, which explores mothers’ experiences of domestic abuse and its relationship to poverty and social inequality. Using data from the Growing Up in Scotland study, this project examines age, socio-economic status and level of education to illustrate how multiple dimensions of poverty overlap and interlock with experiences of domestic abuse.

Impact of covid-19 on care home relatives – first findings

A team of researchers has been investigating the impact of covid-19 on families with relatives in care homes. The ‘impact of covid on care home relatives’ project is led by George Palattiyil Senior Lecturer of Social Work, School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh and is funded by the Chief Scientist Office.

Congratulations to Dr Sarah Nelson

CRFR are delighted that Dr Sarah Nelson, Research Associate at CRFR, has been awarded an OBE for her longstanding work on behalf of survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Sarah has conducted research and used it to advocate for survivors over many decades.

Couples’ geography and network overlap: spatial mobility skills and conjugal quality

This research aims to study how couple satisfaction is related to the network and geography of couples in a motility approach. Family migration and physical distance with family and friends may cause strains on the relationship and can sometimes lead to union dissatisfaction and dissolution. Many studies have focused on women’s employment,