There is a wide variety of work going on in the UK to understand the dynamics of marriage in the UK, to understand the trends, and to promote academic research on marriage and relationships. Here we list some of the leading organisations in the UK and around the world.
The International Commission On Couple And Family Relations
Provides an international forum in which individuals and organisations can engage in a multidisciplinary dialogue about the issues and challenges couple and family relations face, and about the means by which the related professions can collaborate in responding to them.
One Plus One
One Plus One monitors contemporary marriages and relationships, focusing on understanding the causes, effects and prevention of relationship breakdown, which it has pioneered as a public health issue. Through its unique interdisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners, it puts research into practice in innovative community projects to help couples and their families. It is core funded by the British government and is one of the national marriage organisations.
CARE - Publications and research
CARE, Christian Action Research and Education is a mainstream Christian movement which undertakes campaigning, providing resources, undertaking caring work and bringing Christian insight and experience to matters of public policy, and education.
Civitas, The Institute for the Study of Civil Society, was formed to deepen public understanding of the legal, institutional and moral framework that makes a free and democratic society possible. Its research includes ersearch into marriage and the family.
Family Education Trust
Promotes responsible attitudes to marriage and family life through research and the publication of resources.
Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships
This is one of the world's leading psychoanalytic authorities on marital and couple psychotherapy and research into the couple relationship. They provide couple therapy, trainings in couple therapy, consultations to couples in distress as well as courses for therapists and counsellors working with couples, consultation to professionals, lectures, workshops and conferences.
Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge
CfFR has a worldwide reputation for innovative research that increases understanding of children, parents and family relationships with a focus on topics that are central to public policy, health care and people’s lives.
Centre for Research on Families and Relationships
Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Aberdeen, University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow collaborate in this centre launched in 2001 to stimulate family research and cross agency co-operation in post-devolution Scotland
Families, Life Course and Generations Research Centre
The Centre was formed in 1997 to bring together people from across the University of Leeds who were interested in research on issues concerning family organisation and change, new forms of partnering and parenting, diversifying kinship networks and forms of mutual obligation, and all aspects of childhood in Britain at the end of the twentieth century.