Professor Tony Long

After 11 years in children’s and intensive care nursing, and 14 years in nurse education, Tony joined the University in 2002 as Senior Lecturer in Child Health Research. In 2006 he was appointed Professor of Child & Family Health. He is the Director of CYP@Salford: a multi-professional research group focused on enhancing services, improving outcomes and evidencing impacts on children and families. He is a leader in research and professional issues among colleagues in Britain and Ireland. He works with colleagues to develop novel means of engagement and research with children and young people, especially with a mobile research laboratory.

Tony’s research is in improving quality of life outcomes for children, young people and their families. He works with NHS consultants in fields such as childhood brain tumour, neonatal care, sudden unexpected death in childhood, and emergency medicine, as well as supporting research in young people’s mental health. He reviews research grant applications for 21 national funding bodies; has acquired £2.5million in 39 externally-funded research grants; supervised 20 doctoral students to completion; examined 38 doctoral studies; and published 128 books, chapters, peer-reviewed articles, research reports, and other papers (excluding conference presentations).

He is a trustee at the Birtenshaw Group which provides a creative and dynamic range of care and education services for children and adults with special educational needs and disability (SEND). 

 Postgraduate Research Supervision Interests

I supervise students who undertake research to improve outcomes for children or young people in this country or anywhere in the World. 

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Children, Young people, Families, Outcomes, NHS