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Centre for Research on Families and Relationships

Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Stirling

CRFR produces and stimulates high quality research and commentary on families and relationships and disseminates such work widely. It is a consortium research centre, whose main office is at the University of Edinburgh, with partners at Glasgow Caledonian University, the University of Aberdeen, University of Glasgow, and University of Stirling.

CRFR takes a broad approach to research on families and relationships across the lifecourse and generations. The research programme is collaborative and inclusive and produces high-quality cutting-edge research relevant to Scotland today. CRFR research is both qualitative and quantitative.

The centre’s aims are to:

  • enhance infrastructure to conduct research on families and relationships;
  • act as a focal point in Scotland for all those with an interest in research on families and relationships including researchers, policy makers and practitioners;
  • consolidate and strengthen links and networks across the academic research and the policy and practitioner communities, and between researchers and higher education institutions throughout Scotland;
  • produce high quality collaborative inclusive research relevant to key issues in families and relationships;
  • make research more accessible for use by academics, policy makers and practitioners.



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