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Are you a grandparent who has ever cared for your grandchild on a full time basis?

Research Title: Understanding the lived reality of informal kinship care for grandparents

Department: Geography-SEES

This study aims to understand more about the valuable role grandparents who care on a full-time basis play. The researcher is interested in talking to anybody who cares for a grandchild on a full time basis either now or at some point in the past i.e the grandchild lived with them. Ideally this arrangement will have also been made within the family.

The research will take the form of a series of loosely structured interviews, that give you space to tell your story. If you would like further information please contact the researcher directly and they will be happy to meet with you to discuss this research further.

Volunteers must be:

  • Age: 18+
  • Gender: Either
  • Staff/Student: Both

More Information:

  • Dates: 27-3-19 to 1/10/19

If you would like more information, contact Katherine Brailsford at

This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: SFEC 2018-037

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