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Research interests

  • Community-engagement/Service-learning appraoches and pedegogy
  • Community researchers and community researcher training
  • Co-production: method and ethics
  • Parenting support and intervention approaches in the UK
  • The role of the third-sector in parenting support and intervention
  • Intimate-partner violence in young people and approaches to intervention in the UK
  • Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities programme

Research Projects 

  • Accrediting Community Engagement: A Bristol Approach to Service-Learning (PI). 2018-2019, Bristol Institute for Learning and Teaching (BILT).
  • Productive Margins: Regulating for Engagement (Senior Research Associate). 2013 - 2018, ESRC/AHRC. 
  • Community-Based Researchers - Making Co-production Happen (PI). 2017-2018, CC Catalyst Fund 
  • Girls Making History.(Project Lead). 2014 - 2015, EPSRC. (High Commendation from University of Bristol Engage Awards 2014/15)
  • Gender Based Violence and Displacement. (methodological consultant). 2017 - 2019, ESRC/AHRC. 
  • Negotiating the Regulatory Terrain, The Role of the Third Sector in Developing and Delivering Parenting Intervention Programmes in the UK. Co-produced with Race Equality Foundation and Single Parent Action Network. PhD research - ESRC Funded UoB Law School.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • BILT
  • Teaching Innovation Grant
  • Service-learning and community engagement
  • pedagogy
  • Widening particpation
  • Families and Parenting
  • Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities
  • Parenting Programmes
  • Co-designing family support
  • Third sector organisations

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  • Productive Margins: Regulation for Engagement

    Cole, T., Larner, W., Piccini, A. A., Sutherland, R. J., Thomas-Hughes, H. J. & Mcdermont, M. A.


    Project: Research

  • Research Output

    Conceptualising quality in co-produced research

    Howard, M. & Thomas-Hughes, H., 2 Jun 2020, In : Qualitative Research. 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 17 Downloads (Pure)

    Interlude: Community Researchers and Community Researcher Training

    Thomas-Hughes, H., 2020, Imagining Regulation Differently: Co-creating for engagement. McDermont, M., Cole, T., Newman, J. & Piccini, A. (eds.). Policy Press, p. 43-48 6 p. (Connected Communities).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    Reflections from the Field: Researchers Experiences of  Co-Production

    Barke, J., Thomas-Hughes, H. & Howard, M., 5 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Research for All. 4, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Prizes

    Heart of the Conference Award

    Thomas-Hughes, Helen J (Recipient), 5 May 2017

    Prize: Other distinction

    Highly Commended - University of Bristol Engagement Award 2014/15

    Thomas-Hughes, Helen J (Recipient) & Penny Evans (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Other distinction


    • 6 Participation in conference
    • 1 Public talk, debate, discussion

    C2UEXPO 2017:

    Helen Thomas-Hughes (Participant)

    1 May 20175 May 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    NCCPE Engage Conference 2017: Exploring Collaboration

    Helen Thomas-Hughes (Invited speaker), & Jenny Barke (Speaker)

    7 Dec 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Co-production, Community Researchers and Ethics: Reflections from the field.

    Helen Thomas-Hughes (Chair)

    1 May 20175 May 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion