Life Transitions and well-being

This includes changes that an individual, family or group might experience across the life course, e.g., bereavement, trauma, growing up with a disability, birth of a child and developmental stages.

Primary to secondary school transitions: analysis

The Scottish Government-funded this study in 2020 which involved analysis of experiences relating to the transition from primary to secondary school using data collected from Growing up in Scotland (GUS). Primary to secondary school transitions: analysis ...

  • Funding/Funder: Scottish Government

Multiple and multi-dimensional transitions: Understanding the life transitions of young adults cared for by CHAS and the impact on their parents, siblings and professionals

This study aimed to gain a clear understanding of the life transitions of young adults with life limiting conditions as they move to adulthood, as well as the impact of the young adult’s life transitions and choices on significant others (namely families, professionals) and vice versa. The study was longitudinal with methodological and source triangulation. Data were collected from 12 young adults, 10 family members and 11 professionals. Please access the Executive Summary for more information and contact Divya Jindal-Snape (d.jindalsnape...

  • Funding/Funder: Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS)

Place age

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Judith Sixsmith is a co-author on a new policy and guidelines publication called Place-Age, Place-Making with older adults towards age-friendly cities and communities. The book has developed from the Place-Age project (ESRC-Newton funded UK-Brazil research collaboration) and highlights the ways in which policy and practice needs to change to promote age-friendly communities.  For more information about the project, please see the Place-Age project

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SMART Project

The SMART (Skill Matching Assistance and Reporting Tool) tool supports ICT-based teaching and learning as well as ICT-based assessment practices in the youth sector. ...

  • Funding/Funder: Erasmus Plus

IDEAL-GAME: Improving didactics, education and learning in higher education with the Online Serious Game Creator

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The ERASMUS+ project IDEAL-GAME is a strategic partnership in the field of higher education. The main aim of this project is to foster teaching and learning in higher education institution by integration of innovative digital applications. As part of the project, the partners are developing an online game development tool for serious games. A kick-off meeting was conducted on 8 - 10 December 2020 with partners to discuss the aim's of the project. This IDEAL GAME-Tool will allow learners to play different types of small serious games that can b...

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Embodying mothering in the neonatal intensive care unit: creative storytelling project

The aim of the project is to generate data using an approach to dialogical storytelling involving a series of online creative workshops, in-depth interviews with mothers of preterm infants, leading to an exhibition and future grant application....

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Primary-Secondary Transitions: A Systematic Literature Review (2019)

This study was funded by the Scottish Government. You can find the report on the Scottish Government website. Primary to secondary school transitions: systematic literature review Two papers have been published based on this systematic literature review. Systematic literature review of primary-secondary transitions: International research Conceptualising Primary-Secondary School Transitions: A Systematic Mapping Review of Worldviews, Theories and Frameworks ...

  • Funding/Funder: Scottish Government

Exploring Life-time LGBT2QI+ Love and Relationships through Intergenerational Storytelling

Funds will support a pilot project start up to explore social and health outcomes associated with younger and older peoples’ LGBT2QI+ love and relationship experiences using creative intergenerational storytelling. This will consist of three inter-related knowledge mobilization workshops comprising creative activities....

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Future Transitions in Palliative Care

Funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute (, the programme explores the future of palliative care for people with life limiting conditions to build a contextual understanding of care needs and aspirations across the life course and scope future care models that support the development of person-centred care towards Scotland 2030. There is a need to focus on positive and preferable destinations of care where the ethos and values of services provide a seamless transition for people with life limiting conditio...

  • Funding/Funder: Scottish Universities Insight Institute