Media & research requests

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Lesbian couples who’ve adopted – research request

8th October 2018
Lucy Kelsall-Knight, a senior lecturer in children’s nursing at The University of Wolverhampton is studying for a Professional Doctorate in Health and Wellbeing.  She's been granted ethical approva...

Foster carers – research request

8th October 2018
Pete Sims - who is currently studying for an MSc in Counselling at Bangor University - is undertaking a piece of research examining foster carer levels of role-related stress and access to counselling...

Gay Adoptive Dads Needed For Focus Group

13th March 2018
I am completing MSc Psychology research and am exploring the experiences of gay adoptive dads of being parents. I am seeking volunteers who are gay adoptive dads (single or in a relationship) and ...

LGBT parents’ parental identity (Research request)

27th November 2017
Elisabeth Sandler, from the University of Cambridge, is keen to talk to first-time LGBT parents currently on parental leave. Elisabeth is working on research into how parents - particularly LGBT par...

Adoptive fathers sought for new research

15th November 2017
I am seeking adoptive fathers to interview about their experience of becoming a father through adoption. This is for a clinical psychology doctoral thesis in affiliation with the University of East Lo...

Adoption activity day (Coram and Ricochet productions)

30th May 2017
On 15 July, TV production company Ricochet will film an adoption activity day in the West Midlands for a sensitive and warm new series to be broadcast on Channel 4. Small and non-invasive fixed cam...

‘Men who care: What are the experiences of gay male foster carers?’ – Research request

18th May 2017
A Newcastle University MA Sociology undergraduate wants to speak to gay male foster carers for research for his dissertation. Foster carers can be single or in couples and from anywhere in the UK. R...

Same-sex couple adopters – research request

10th May 2017
Alison Sargeant - a Social Work masters student at Manchester Metropolitan University - is conducting a study into the experiences of same-sex couples who've completed an adoption assessment. The ...

Relearning gender: experiences of same-sex parents research request

10th January 2017
How does the image of the traditional nuclear family influence same-sex parenting? Why should norms define queer relationships and families? A student researching for a Masters degree at the Depar...