Dr Lucy Blake

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Biography:
Lucy Blake is a Senior Lecturer in Children, Young People and Families in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Edge Hill University.

Lucy’s work addresses the following questions: What makes family relationships work? How important is genetic relatedness between family members? How can different kinds of families best be supported?

Lucy’s research explores the experiences of individuals who have a distant or inactive relationship with their family member/s in terms of contact, communication, and quality, which is increasingly referred to as estrangement.

As part of the Children, Young People and Families research team at Edge Hill University, her research has explored relationships and well-being and in families where a child has a chronic health condition or a disability.
Prior to this, she conducted by postgraduate and postdoctoral research at the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge. Her research explored the quality of family relationships and psychological well-being in new and non-traditional families.

Expertise:
Family estrangement, children and young people’s perspectives on family relationships, family relationships in non-traditional and new family structures, psychological well-being in families created using assisted reproductive technologies.

Research Interests:
Family estrangement, children and young people’s perspectives on family relationships, family relationships in non-traditional and new family structures, psychological well-being in families created using assisted reproductive technologies.

Contact:
Dr. Lucy Blake
BSc (Psychology), M Phil (Social and Developmental Psychology), PhD (Social and Developmental Psychology)
Senior Lecturer in Children, Young People & Families
Twitter: @lb377

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