This presentation introduces the ‘Following Young Fathers Further’ study as an exemplar of ‘thought leadership’ being developed in the College. This four-year study, which commenced in January 2020 has been funded £1.2 million by the Future Leaders Fellowship scheme. This prestigious award is supporting research innovation in qualitative longitudinal methods of enquiry, as well as methods for working with and engaging young fathers (aged 25 and under) in support for their children, both in the UK and internationally. New and ambitious collaborations with local and national organisations have also been established to ensure extensive reach and impact.

Dr Anna Tarrant, School of Social and Political Sciences