Preparing students to engage with science- and technology-related misinformation: The role of epistemic insight

Helping students to become more resilient to online misinformation is widely recognised as an essential task for education in a rapidly digitalising world. Students need both scientific knowledge and epistemic insight to navigate online spaces containing sensationalised reports of scientific and technological developments. Epistemic insight involves epistemic curiosity and the ability to think critically about…Continue Reading Preparing students to engage with science- and technology-related misinformation: The role of epistemic insight

‘Men and Welfare’ explores the complex, evolving relationships between men, masculinities, and social welfare in contemporary context

A forthcoming edited collection lead by the Following Young Fathers Further team will be published on 30th December 2022:  ‘Men and Welfare’, edited by Professor Anna Tarrant, Dr Linzi Ladlow and Dr Laura Way. It is inspired by themes examined in ‘Men, Gender Divisions and Welfare’, an edited collection published in 1998 by Popay, Hearn, and Edwards. While international policy agendas reflect a growing commitment…Continue Reading ‘Men and Welfare’ explores the complex, evolving relationships between men, masculinities, and social welfare in contemporary context

Cocreating with Young Fathers: Producing Community-Informed Training Videos to Foster more Inclusive Support Environments

Our contribution draws upon a collaborative project called ‘Diverse Dads’, which ran between October 2020 and April 2021, during the 2020–2021 COVID-19 pandemic. The team comprised members of the North East Young Dads and Lads (NEYDL) Project, advisors from support organisations that champion inclusivity, and the Following Young Fathers Further (FYFF) research team. ‘Diverse Dads’…Continue Reading Cocreating with Young Fathers: Producing Community-Informed Training Videos to Foster more Inclusive Support Environments

Supporting Polish women victims of domestic abuse in the UK

The project DV_Support is a European Union Horizon 2020 – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action to carry out the first-ever study of domestic abuse amongst Polish women living in the UK or any EU country. It draws on an inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration between Dr Iwona Zielińska (Principal Investigator), EDAN Lincs – the main domestic abuse organisation in Lincolnshire…Continue Reading Supporting Polish women victims of domestic abuse in the UK

Parenting leave and workplace policies aren’t working: new study shows current state and workplace policies are out of step with mothers and fathers’ desires to be closely involved in children’s lives

New research on how couples organise work and childcare has revealed that current state and workplace policies are not compatible with parents’ views and preferences. Caregiving dads, breadwinning mums: Transforming gender in work and childcare, a major mixed-methods study funded by the Nuffield Foundation, compared couples in which childcare responsibilities are shared equally, or assumed…Continue Reading Parenting leave and workplace policies aren’t working: new study shows current state and workplace policies are out of step with mothers and fathers’ desires to be closely involved in children’s lives

The gendered weight of desistance and understanding the ‘love of a good woman’: Desistance emotional work (DEW)

Despite increasing academic focus on intimate relationships as positive influences on desistance, research has yet to examine the experience and impact of support provision for women who are intimate partners of desisters. This exploratory study draws on six in-depth interviews with partners of desisters to elucidate their experiences of support provision and the impact of…Continue Reading The gendered weight of desistance and understanding the ‘love of a good woman’: Desistance emotional work (DEW)

The School of Education: Lincolnshire Learning Lab

Lincolnshire Learning Lab (LLL) was established to improve the learning of all children and the working environments for teachers within Lincolnshire. The purpose is to bring academic rigour and evidence-based research into the classroom by engaging the three key stakeholders – teachers, academics and anyone involved/interested in the education system (parents/educational consultants etc.). The LLL…Continue Reading The School of Education: Lincolnshire Learning Lab

Struggling to fit it all in: Sense of hope, life meaning and satisfaction of low-income single mothers of young children with special needs

This study examined the three indicators of subjective well-being among low-income single mothers of young children with disabilities: sense of hope, life meaning, and satisfaction with life. Qualitative analysis of 12 semi-structured interviews with single mothers of young children with special needs were carried out. Findings showed keeping a sense of hope and meaning played…Continue Reading Struggling to fit it all in: Sense of hope, life meaning and satisfaction of low-income single mothers of young children with special needs

Tackling inequities in health and wellbeing with Lincolnshire’s east coast communities

The health and well-being of coastal communities in England was highlighted as an important and enduring challenge in the Chief Medical Officers 2021 annual report. Like rural communities, coastal communities exhibit significant variation in historic, physical, economic and social makeup. It is these characteristics of coastal places that can make them vulnerable to changes in…Continue Reading Tackling inequities in health and wellbeing with Lincolnshire’s east coast communities