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Professor Tony Long

Professor of Child and Family Health


After 11 years in children’s and intensive care nursing, and 14 years in nurse education, I joined the University 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 focused on enhancing services, improving outcomes and evidencing impacts on children and families. I am a leader in research and professional issues among colleagues in Britain and Ireland. I work with colleagues to develop novel means of engagement and research with children and young people, especially with a mobile research laboratory.

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 16 doctoral students to completion; and published 128 books, chapters, peer-reviewed articles, research reports, and other papers.

Qualifications and Memberships

SRN, RSCN, RNT, BSc (Hons) Nursing with Education, MA Health Care Ethics, PhD, FHEA.


AlReshidi N, Long T, Darvill A (2017) A systematic review of the impact of educational programmes on factors that affect nurses’ post-operative pain management for children. Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing

Al-Gamal E, Long T (2017) The psychometric properties of an Arabic version of the PedsQL Multidimensional Fatigue Scale tested for children with cancer. Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing 40(3) 188-199.

Robertson S, Woodall J, Henry H, Rowlands S, Hanna E, Horrocks J, Livesley J, Long T (2016) “You need to be sensitive when it comes to your children”: evaluating a community-led project for improving fathers’ and children’s wellbeing. Health Promotion International. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daw090.

AlReshidi N, Long T (2016) The factors impacting on discharge planning in neonatal intensive care units: a systematic review. Gulf Medical Journal 5(1): 27-35. 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.

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