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Shackleton Project

Project team: Prof Anne Barlow (PI, Law School), Jan Ewing, Astrid Janssens (PI, Medical School), Sharon Blake.

The project aims to explore what the critical questions are that should be asked prior to entering a relationship to help to increase its chances of success and, to consider what type of relationship educational tool(s) might help young people to make better decisions in this area. Following preliminary feasibility work within schools to assess students’ willingness to engage with some educational tools with a view to designing a future intervention and assessing whether and how this could be included in the school’s curriculum.
A fun BBC ideas video 'How to fix your relationship and when to stop trying' has been made incorporating messages from the Exeter research with the aim of getting across the key ingredients to working out relationships.

Contact: Astrid Janssens