Prof Tony Long

Professor Tony Long

Professor of Child and Family Health

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Professor Tony Long joined the School of Midwifery, Nursing, Social Work and Social Science in 2002 as a Senior Lecturer in Child Heath Research. Before then Professor Long worked in a Children's and Intensive Unit as a Nurse. Tony worked in nursing for a total of 14 years and had posts before joining academia. In 2006 he was appointed Professor of Child and Family Health and is the Director of Children and Young People research group at Salford: a multi-professional research group which focuses on enhancing services, improving outcome and evidencing impacts on children and families.

Research Interests

Tony's research interest is in improving quality of life outcomes for survivors of childhood brain tumour; and enhancing the impact of interventions in services for neglected children and those at risk of abuse. He reviews grants for 8 government funding bodies, has acquired £2.1million in 33 research grants; supervised 15 doctoral students to completion; and published 128 books, chapters, peer-reviewed articles, research reports, and other papers.

Qualifications and Memberships

1981: General Nursing (General Nursing School)

1984: Registered Sick Childrens Nurse (UKCC)

1988: Nursing Diploma (University of London)

1991: BSc (Hons) Nursing with Education (Huddersfield Polytechnic)

1991: Registered Nurse Tutor

1993: MA Health Care Ethics (University of Manchester)

1999: PhD Nursing (University of Manchester)







Long T (2016) (Editor) Nursing Children and Young People Case Book. Open University Press (McGraw-Hill). ISBN 978-0-3352-6462-9

Al-Gamal E, Long T (2016) Health-related quality of life and its association with self-esteem and fatigue among children diagnosed with cancer. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 25: 3391–3399, doi: 10.1111/jocn.13467 

Al-Gamal E, Long T (2016) The psychometric properties of the Arabic Version of the PedsQL Family Impact Scale. Journal of Research in Nursing. 21 (8) 599-608. doi: 10.1177/1744987116670204 

Long T, Murphy M, Fallon D, Livesley J, Devitt P, McLoughlin M, Cavanagh A (2013) Four-year longitudinal impact evaluation of the Action for Children UK Neglect Project: outcomes for the children, families, Action for Children, and the UK. Child Abuse and Neglect 38(8) 1358–1368.

Livesley J, Long T (2012) Children’s experiences as hospital in-patients: voice, competence and work. Messages for nursing from a critical ethnographic study. International Journal of Nursing Studies 50(10) 1242-1303. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2012.12.005

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