Family, Gender and Health

The Family, Gender and Health Cluster is forall staff, students and practitioners who have an emerging interest in, or are fully engaged with, any aspect of family health and/or gender and health research.

Family health

The aim of this cluster isto create a supportive, inclusive community of colleagues who share interests and expertise in order to develop a strong and dynamic Family, Gender and Health specialist strand at Birmingham City University.  Through this network we hope to foster high-quality, impactful and innovative research on gender and health research.

The Family, Gender and Health cluster is proud the be affiliated with the Feminist Studies Association. Logo for the Feminist Studies Association (FSA).  

For further cluster information, please contact co-leads: Dr Annalise Weckesser and/or Gemma Williams.

Research areas

  • Health and on family (broadly defined) health
  • Children’s and young people’s health
  • Maternal/paternal and reproductive health
  • Gender and women’s health
  • Informal caregiving
  • Gender based inequality within healthcare settings
  • The role of family and/or gender in health promotion and illness prevention
  • (Intersectional) feminist approaches to health