The COVID-19 Family Life Study is a research study that explores the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on family life across cultures.


The results from this study will inform policies, programs, and supports for families

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Your Inputs will help us:

Track patterns of symptoms, causes, and risk factors of mental health in parents during the COVID-19 crisis 

Understand the experiences of parents during the coronavirus pandemic


Identify parents’ needs for support services during the coronavirus pandemic


Understand coping skills and mechanisms among parents


The results will inform the design of policy and programs and the delivery of support services for families.


We will share the results with key decision-makers 





The Covid-19 Family Life Study is led by Dr. Anis Ben Brik, associate professor at Hamad Bin Khalifa University College of Public Policy in Qatar. The research team consists of an international team of academics and experts representing civil society organizations across the globe. The investigators are listed below by institutions.


Dr. Anis Ben Brik, HBKU

College of Public Policy

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Annette Ptassek, Executive Director, IFHE

Raul Sanchez, General Secretary, ELFAC

Dr. Mo Adefeso-Olateju, 

Managing Director, TEP

Lee Wee Min, Asia Regional

Director, Focus on the Family Global

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Beatrice Ogutu, 

Director, ICS-SP

Fiona Beermier, CEO, Ngala Western Australia 

Renata Kaczmarska, UN Focal Point on the Family, DISD, DESA

Dr. Anthony Polychronakis, 

Founder, EFJCA

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Dr. Natalie Williams,

University of Nebraska

Dr. Iván Moreno Acero,

University of La Sabana

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Dr. Spencer L. James, Brigham Young University

Dr. María del Rosario Esteinou Madrid, CIESAS, Mexico

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Lim Hui Jun, Focus on the Family Malaysia

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Caroline Höglund, 

President, Haro, Sweeden

Kevin Rutter, Founder

of Fathers for Africa


Maria Regina Maroncelli Florio, President, ELFAC


Eve Sullivan, Founder &

Director, Parents Forum

Dr. Jose Eduardo Stropoli, UNINOVE 

Anastasios Rentoumis, President of the BoD, Alliance for Integrated Care, Greece

Nikki Ledingham, Independent Social Worker, UK & Qatar

Dr. Mohamed Chtatou, 

University of Rabat, Morocco

Dr. María Belén Mesurado, 

Austral University, Argentina

Dr. Slaheddine Ben Frej, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Tunis

Dr. Patricia Debeljuh, 

Austral University, Argentina


Project Details




We would like to thank and acknowledge the contribution of the International Federation for Family Development for their data collection support.

We would like to thank Mr. Ignacio Socías and José Alejandro Vázquez, IFFD

We would like to thank Enaam Al-Barrishi, Director General of Jordan River Foundation

We would like to thank Wendy Simpson, Coordinator Research and Evaluation
Research Unit, Ngala, Australia

We would like to thank Walaa Ayasrah, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Jordan River Foundation, Jordan

We would like to thank Beatrix Flatt, International Federation for Home Economics, Germany

We would like to thank Athena Wang, Parents Forum, US

We would like to thank Anas Outa Bashi, Doha Family

We would like to thank Irina Granzulea, Large Family Association, Romania

We would like to thank Lucija Buhin, Croatian Association of families with three or more children, Croatia

We would like to thank Marcin Rudzinski, Poland

We would like to thank Vitória Salvado, Portuguese Large Families Association, Portugal


Contact us


Project details on OSF

If you want to learn more about the "COVID 19 Family Life Study" project, please feel free to do so. Details and citations are available here.

About data

Anonymized data is available for non-commercial research use (License: CC-By Attribution 4.0 International) here

Do you want to support this research?

Do you have any questions?

We are looking for partners to help support further data collection. If you want to support this work, please contact Dr. Anis Ben Brikus via email at