Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Professor Richard Watt awarded £1.5m by NIHR Public Health Research

14 June 2018

Supporting parents to develop effective parenting practices is an important strategy to tackle inequalities in childhood but major gaps remain in the evidence base for universal parenting programmes, especially for older children and families from disadvantaged and diverse ethnic backgrounds.


Professor Richard Watt (Epidemiology and Public Health) in collaboration with the Race Equality Foundation and researchers from UCL, Imperial, Cambridge, Bristol and Middlesex universities has recently secured £1.5m funding from the NIHR Public Health Programme to undertake a 4-year multi-centre waiting list control RCT to evaluate Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities, a group based parenting intervention for families from ethnic and socially disadvantaged backgrounds.