Elaine Chase

Dr Elaine Chase is Associate Professor in Education, Health Promotion and International Development and member of the Centre for Education and International Development at UCL Institute of Education.

Alongside teaching on the centre’s MA programme and supervising Masters and Doctoral students, Elaine’s research focuses on the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families particularly those who are at risk of marginalisation and disadvantage. This has included research with young parents; young people in and leaving public care; young people and families affected by HIV/AIDS; families and young people living in poverty; and children and young people who migrate or live in contexts of displacement.


Elaine has recently, with colleagues, completed a three year ESRC-funded study ‘Becoming Adult’ which explored the wellbeing outcomes of unaccompanied migrant young people as they turn 18. She is currently a Co-Investigator on the Future Education strand of the GCRF-Funded RELIEF project based at UCL’s Institute for Global Prosperity which is co-designing appropriate education and learning opportunities for communities impacted by mass displacement. She is also Co-Investigator on Migration Leadership Team funded by the ESRC/AHRC to develop a shared and participatory global strategy for identifying and supporting migration research.

Elaine is:
  • Co-Investigator on the CCoM project
  • Contributor to Work Package 1carrying out participatory research with young people in Birmingham