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UCL Institute of Education, UCL
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Welcome to the website of the NOVELLA research project

NOVELLA conducts research concerned with the everyday practices of families. These are frequently taken for granted, but people's habits and their relation to society are often negotiated within families. Novella's research considers what people do and what they say they do, as this can tell us about their identities, values and possible future actions.

NOVELLA is funded by the ESRC, National Centre for Research Methods. It is a collaboration between the UCL Institute of Education, the Centre for Narrative Research at the University of East London and the Young Lives research programme at Oxford University. NOVELLA is also in association with the University of Sussex.


Watch the NOVELLA film introduces who we are, what we do and how we carry out our research.