The role of education in relation to promoting nutrition, sexual health/sexuality, mental health, academic wellbeing - with a focus on children, young people, parents/carers and professional practice.
Theme leader: Dr Ian Warwick
Education and health are often understood as conceptually, politically and professionally separate fields of expertise and practice, yet are experienced as intimately related in people's day-to-day lives.
Good health has a positive influence on people's abilities to gain access to and gain from education - whether they be pupils/students, their parents/carers or educational professionals. Moreover, good education can have a positive effect on people's health and sense of wellbeing. However, ill-health can hinder people from benefitting from education, and poor-quality education can harm people's physical and emotional wellbeing.
These inter-relationships between health and education raise important questions about how international development might work across both fields to promote wellbeing and social justice in low and middle income contexts.
- Becoming Adult: conceptions of futures and wellbeing among migrant young people in the UK (ESRC-funded) - Elaine Chase (PI) and Francesca Meloni (with colleagues from the University of Birmingham and University of Oxford).
- More Than Knowledge Transfer? The wider benefits of postgraduate taught programmes for international development (IOE Seed Fund) - Amy North (PI), Chris Yates (PI) Ian Warwick, Rosie Westerveld, Elaine Chase.
- NICK Project (Nutritional Improvement for children in urban Chile and Kenya) (ESRC-funded) - Pat Pridmore (PI), Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo, Roy Carr-Hill, Tristan McCowan, Gabriela Charnes.
- Understanding school-related, violence associated with sexual orientation and gender identity expression in challenging contexts: Generating new knowledge for advocacy and programming to support young people's wellbeing (IOE Seed Fund) - Ian Warwick (PI) and Elaine Chase (PI).
- Integrated health, education and environmental intervention to optimise infant feeding practices through schools and Anganwadi networks in India (Global Challenges Research Fund) - Monica Lakhanpaul and Marie Lall (Co-investigators), Priti Parikh with Save the Children, Indian NGOs and community members.
- End Gender Violence in Schools: Addressing School Related Gender Based Violence (SRGBV) to Promote Safe and Supportive Learning environments (Commissioned by UNICEF) - Jenny Parkes (PI), Freya Johnson Ross, Rosie Westerveld, Jo Heslop, Elaine Unterhalter, William Nicholas.
- Stop Violence Against Girls in School in Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique (Big Lottery Fund/Action Aid) - Jenny Parkes (PI), Jo Heslop.
- Understanding how gender norms and material conditions shape sexual agency, gender violence and sexual health in young people - Jo Heslop (PI).