Child and Family Health and Wellbeing

We have a broad portfolio of interdisciplinary work focused upon the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families.

Walking through a field

Our work is theoretically driven and underpinned by a concern for inequity, vulnerability, responsibilisation and resilience, and their impacts on family health and wellbeing.

We utilise qualitative and mixed-methods approaches to undertake research that:

  • is child-focused
  • accesses multiple family perspectives
  • employs participatory approaches
  • draws upon principles of co-production

We are committed to furthering theoretical understandings of inter-generational relationships and family life and exploring their implications for health and social care policy and practice. We welcome the opportunity to work collaboratively with practitioners, community partners and academics nationally and internationally.

Current and recent projects fall under the following themes:


    Professor Penny Curtis
    Professor of Child and Family Health and Wellbeing

    Tel:    +44 (0) 114 222 204


    Professor Penny Curtis
    Dr Hannah Fairbrother
    Dr Parveen Ali
    Dr Jill Thompson
    Dr Katie Ellis
    Dr Victoria Whitaker