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‘Families, Households and Health Improvement: Exploring Roles and Responsibilities’


The research will focus on how families negotiate roles and responsibilities for health through their interaction with each other and wider social structures.

Aims of Project

Families and households will be investigated through in-depth case study research. Individual and group interviews will be conducted with household members and activity diaries will be used to record relevant aspects of everyday life, relationships and behaviour. The findings will provide an insight into how health improvement messages and interventions can be better targeted and supported and should sensitize health care professionals to how families negotiate health decisions.



Funded through a Researcher Development Award from the Department of Health and NHS R&D, and funded in Wales by the Wales Office of Research and Development for Health and Social Care (WORD).


Commencing on the 1st October 2006 the Award will be completed part-time over four years.