The Institute for Lifecourse Development

The institute brings a shared focus across all the professions and disciplines within the Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences, in both research and practice.

The institute focuses on six research and practice centres:

Who we are

The Institute for Lifecourse Development is a key anchor resource hosted by the Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences. Professionals from related fields will work closely together with researchers and stakeholders from public, charitable and voluntary organisations. Together they will develop effective and economically sustainable life course solutions and tackle the grand challenge agendas society faces.

Working with our extensive network of external healthcare and education partners, as well as business and public sector organisations, we focus on using interdisciplinary expertise to promote the lifelong wellbeing of vulnerable and marginalised people in the community. Learn more about the Institute for Lifecourse Development.

Our work

The institute focuses on six research and practice centres:

  • Inequalities in marginalised stigmatised and victimised groups
  • Vulnerable children, young people and families
  • Life transitions, behaviours, choices and mental health
  • Thinking, learning and education
  • Managing physical health, risks, chronic illness and ageing
  • Professional workforce development, leadership and communication