Social scientist and pioneer of marital studies in the UKDouglas Woodhouse, who has died aged 90, was a pioneer of marital studies in Britain. He led the Institute of Marital Studies in London from 1963 until 1980, a period of tremendous growth and development. He was one of those who responded to the challenges of the aftermath of the second world war by working to strengthen family life, through building up an organisation that has had a huge impact on developing our understanding of couple relationships.Douglas was a contemporary and colleague of such luminaries as Harold Bridger, Isabel Menzies Lyth, Eric Miller, Hugh Murray, Jock Sutherland, Eric Trist and ATM Wilson, who, between them, established and developed the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, where the Institute of Marital Studies was first located. Now called the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, and based at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, it...
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