Dr Thomas Laws

Tom Laws has been researching men’s and family health for 20 years and has several book publications, PhD completions on the topic and funded studies (prostate cancer, Supportive care frameworks, men’s contribution to family health). The impetus for these works lies in an understanding of the  way masculinity and  gender affects help seeking and decision making. It is argued that health care system needs to be more proactive in including men in decision making and care for themselves and family members 

 Current research focuses on evaluating supportive care for men who perpetrate violence or who are victims of Intimate Partner Violence. His recent study suggests that IPV in pregnancy requires a more considered approach around managing mental health issues within couples and a more supportive framework for men making the stressful transition to fatherhood. 

 Tom Laws has seen the need to improve the Evidence Base for educating nurses.  His publications and conference work focus on the development of authentic assessment methods, Virtual class rooms, and promoting the mental health of students as well as supporting staff who tutor students with mental health problems  

Postgraduate Research Supervision Interests

Intimate partner violence in pregnancy ,Health promotion strategies with families, Risk reduction strategies for maternal mortality, Supportive care frameworks (new fathers, Cancer, families with a childhood  illness / disorder), Antenatal education for fathers , Educational design and leadership in nursing (assessment and curriculum).

Find out more about my work

Open Access: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/profile/59563

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0038-8979

Keywords

Fatherhood, Families, Health care, Violence, Pregnancy, education