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.
Funder: Birmingham City Council
Lead researchers: Dr Sal Riordan and Dr Zeta Williams-Brown
On Monday 30th November 2020, the Education Observatory hosted a book seminar to celebrate the publication of a new book from Routledge: Childhood Well-being and resilience: influences on education, edited by Zeta Williams-Brown and Sarah Mander.
The overarching objective of the research was to measure the effectiveness of the Families Programme and its impact on families and practitioners.
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.
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.
Mutuality, Wellbeing and Mental Health Recovery: Exploring the roles of creative arts adult community learning and participatory arts initiatives
This study is concerned with creative practice and mental health and well-being. It is funded by an AHRC Connected Communities grant.
Research team led by Dr Lydia Lewis, contact: Lydia.email@example.com
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)