Education Observatory

Research in Education at the University of Wolverhampton

Mental health and vulnerability

This page shows our projects in this area. Click the links for more details.

Academic (un)belonging and the neoliberal university: A comparative institutional case study of postgraduate researchers’ experiences at two English universities

The aim of this research is to explore the lived experiences of academic (un)belonging among a diversity of PGRs across pre-92 and post-92 (‘new’) universities in England and how these relate to conceptions of the neoliberal university, with a particular concern with the experiences and inclusion of minority ethnic and international groups.

Young Dads TV project

Young Dads TV Impact Evaluation

The Education Observatory implemented an impact evaluation of the Young Dads TV Project (YDTV) interventions on Young Dads (YDs) and stakeholder organisations. YDTV was a project initiated by Media for Development to improve young fathers’ visibility and recognition and help address the complex web of challenges and barriers which all too often result in young fathers being distant figures in their children’s lives.

Young Parenting Programme project

Young Parenting Programme

We began evaluating North Yorkshire County Council and Harrogate and District Foundation Trust’s young parenting programme in collaboration with colleagues from Northumbria University in February 2018.

HeadStart Wolverhampton

An Evaluation of HeadStart Wolverhampton

Between 2017 and 2020 we evaluated Headstart in Wolverhampton, part of a ground-breaking £8.8m project funded nationally by Big Lottery, which focused on improving young people’s resilience, mental health and wellbeing.

Research Leads: Karl Royle (Project Lead), Professor Michael Jopling (Research Director)