Professor Morag Treanor

Morag Treanor is Professor of Child and Family Inequalities and the Deputy Director of I-SPHERE.

The primary focus of Morag’s research is families and children who are living with economic deprivation and inequality. Her research uses longitudinal methods, both quantitative and qualitative, to analyse child poverty – its measurement, causes, consequences, mitigation and prevention. Her current research uses birth cohort & linked administrative data, and qualitative research with families, to explore the impacts of longitudinal poverty on children’s lives and outcomes, and the impact of family, peer and social relations on child wellbeing.

Her work spans academic research and publications, applied social research for public and voluntary bodies and statistical analysis of large-scale datasets.

External appointments

Current funding

Research Interests

  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Education
  • Children and young people’s wellbeing
  • Impacts of family, peer and social relationships on children’s wellbeing
  • Children and young people’s developmental outcomes
  • Children and young people’s educational, social and personal transitions
  • Adolescent risk and poverty
  • Adversity in childhood
  • Lone parenthood
  • Methodological – longitudinal qualitative and quantitative methods; administrative data; birth cohort data; and poverty concepts and measures

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)131 451 8358

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Morag’s blog site

Research Output