Professor Richard Watt awarded £1.5m by NIHR Public Health Research
12 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 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.