Professor Tony Long

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

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Current positions

Professor of Child & Family Health


After 11 years in child health and intensive care nursing, and 14 years in nurse education, Tony joined the University in 2002 as Senior Lecturer in Child Health Research. In 2006 he was appointed Professor of Child & Family Health. He is the Co-Director of CYP@Salford: a multi-professional research group focused on enhancing services, improving outcomes and evidencing impacts on children and families. He is a leader in research and professional issues among colleagues in Britain and Ireland. He works with colleagues to develop novel means of engagement and research with children and young people, especially with a mobile research laboratory. Tony's research is in improving quality of life outcomes for children, young people, and their families. He works with NHS consultants in fields such as childhood brain tumour, neonatal care, sudden unexpected death in childhood, and emergency medicine, as well as supporting research in young people’s mental health. He reviews research grant applications for 21 national funding bodies; has acquired £2.5 million in 41 externally-funded research grants; supervised 21 doctoral students to completion; examined 38 doctoral studies; and published 131 books, chapters, peer-reviewed articles, research reports, and other papers (excluding conference presentations). He is a trustee at the Birtenshaw Group which provides a creative and dynamic range of care and education services for children and adults with special educational needs and disability (SEND).

Areas of research

Improving outcomes for children, young people and families, Enhancing quality of life, Optimisation of services


  • Research methods
  • Professional issues (Paediatrics)
  • Ethics

Research Interests

Tony works mostly with NHS consultants, service managers and commissioners, and other senior practitioners to address important clinical problems in children and young people through applied research.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • SRN
  • RSCN
  • RNT
  • BSc(Hons) Nursing with Education
  • MA Health Care Ethics
  • PhD


  • FHEA
  • NMC