How to take part
Much of our work depends on parents being willing to help us by volunteering to participate, and we are very grateful to the families who help us in this way. If you think you might be interested in taking part in one of our studies, please look at the descriptions below for studies that are running at the moment. Please note that some studies require parents to live in specific locations, as we need to meet families to collect information, while others are online studies that anyone can participate in, wherever they live.
The following studies are either open or will be opening shortly. If you would like to take part, please see below or check again in a few weeks time:
Exploring Family Relationships
Lauren Stockton is working on a parenting programme to support parents experiencing mental health problems. You would have the opportunity to talk about your parent-child relationship, your child's behaviour and family life.
If you would like further information on the study, please see the website, or contact Lauren Stockton on 07939 563467 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parenting programmes for improving mother-child interaction and maternal mental health
For information on this forthcoming study looking at how helpful two different parenting interventions, including Enhanced Triple P for Baby, are in improving mother-child interaction and maternal mental health, please see The THRIVE trial website.
Parenting programmes for parents of children with a diagnosis of cancer
We are offering the opportunity to take part in a research study to see if a self-help approach using a positive parenting workbook is useful for parents of children with a diagnosis of cancer.
If you would like further information on the study, please see the website, or contact Katie Swift on 0161 306 0400 or Katie.Swift@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk
The International Parenting Study - UK
Our research team in the Parenting and Families Research Group at The University of Manchester is working with Glasgow Caledonian University to find out more about parents in the UK. We will soon be opening the International Parenting Survey - UK (IPS-UK) to parents. The IPS-UK is an online survey designed to give parents their say about their parenting experiences, the types of challenges parenting brings and their support needs and can be completed by parents who are living in the UK and who have children aged between 2 and 12 years of age.
The findings will add to information collected from parents across the globe and will give service providers a chance to design support that meets parents' needs.