Prof Tony Long

Professor Tony Long

Professor of Child and Family Health

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After 10 years in children’s and intensive care nursing, and 14 years in 6 posts in nurse education, I joined the University of Salford in 2002 as Senior Lecturer in Child Health Research. In 2006 I was appointed Professor of Child & Family Health. I am the Director of CYP@Salford: a multi-professional research group which focuses on enhancing services, improving outcomes and evidencing impacts on children and families.

Research Interests

My research 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. I review grants for 8 government funding bodies, have 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

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing with Education, MA Health Care Ethics, PhD
  • FHEA


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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