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British Families in Lockdown

About the project

British Families in Lockdown/BFiL’ is a qualitative study which has spoken to diverse families across each of the three UK lockdowns with regards to family dynamics, family relationships, children’s education, parental employment, health and well-being, social connectedness, technology use, and adherence to government restrictions.  Sixty parents participated in semi-structured online/telephone interviews in the first lockdown and our participants have continued to share their experiences with us via an online survey and follow-up interviews. 

We have several briefing papers that have been published by UK Parliament, have contributed towards various reports by international and national organisations and received media interest in our study (such as BBC News, The Guardian, The Observer). Full details on our focus of inquiries, key findings, and publications to date can be found here: British Families in Lockdown study - Research - Leeds Trinity University




Collaboration interests

We are interested in connecting with international researchers who have looked at the wider effects of Covid-19 as part of our ongoing study to broaden current knowledge and understanding around the pandemic and its impact on children and parents.  We are interested in sharing findings, creating joint publications, knowledge exchange and policy engagement activities, funding opportunities etc.

We warmly welcome individual researchers and research teams from any country to get in touch at 


Ongoing action acronym
Start date
Coordinating country
United Kingdom
Coordinating organisation
Leeds Trinity University
Field(s) of research
Lockdown research , Covid-19 wider effects , Families , Parents , Children, Pandemic
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