Large and diverse group of people seen from above gathered together in the shape of man helping elder

Carers research group

You are here

  1. Home
  2. Research
  3. Projects
  4. Carers research group

Carers research group

Nationally and internationally, carers’ profile has increased dramatically in recent years – in public discourse, policy and practice. This cross -university research group was established in light of the growth in recognition of carers, their needs and the importance of supporting them.  Our interdisciplinary members collaborate on a wide range of carer-related scholarship and research projects, publications and resources. In addition, we have strong links with government departments and a number of local, national and international bodies.

The lead is Professor Mary Larkin and the three deputy leads are Dr Jitka Vseteckova, Dr Kerry Jones and Dr Geraldine Boyle who each leads a different research subgroup.

New members and enquiries about doctoral supervision are always welcome! Please contact Mary Larkin ( in the first instance.

Research partners

National partners

Age UK logo

Carers Trust logo

Diabetes UK logo

Public Health Engalnd logo


Regional and international partners

BLMK Health and Care Partnership logo

Northamptonshire Carers Association logo

Camphill MK Communities logo

Parish Nursing Ministries UK logo

Carers in bedforshire logo

The Parks Trust Trust logo

Carers NSW Australia logo

Carers Bucks logo

Public Health Northamptonshire logo

Careum logo

Carers MK logo

Scottish Care logo

Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove logo

Voluntary Health Scotland logo


Academic partners

University of Derby logo

University of Kent logo

The University of Newcastle Australia logo