• Evaluating family intervention policy

    Evaluating family intervention policy

    Sue Bond-Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, writes about her recent evaluation of family intervention projects on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council: “In 2011, Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) established a community budget pilot for supporting families with complex needs. One of sixteen such pilots around the country, the aim was to explore whether pooling resources into a

  • Watching the watchers

    Watching the watchers

    Dr Andrew Defty, who is currently researching the parliamentary scrutiny of intelligence and security agencies with Professor Hugh Bochel and Jane Kirkpatrick, has been blogging about today’s appearance at the Intelligence and Security Committee by the heads of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ. The blog post is available here. Andrew also runs the Who Runs Britain blog. The

  • Tina Haux on her families, parenting and poverty research

    Tina Haux on her families, parenting and poverty research

    Tina, a Lecturer in Social Policy in the School, blogs about her research. “Recently I have started work on two exciting research projects. The first project, funded by the Nuffield Foundation and working with colleagues from the LSE and IOE, is examining the relationship between parents and children before and after separation. Surprisingly little research has

  • Our Research

    Research is a core element of the work within the school. It contributes to knowledge, responds to problems, and feeds into and enhances teaching.

    The Policy Studies Research Centre (PSRC) acts as the research focus for the School, undertaking research at local, regional, national and international levels across a range of policy-relevant areas of social research. While the majority of members of the PSRC are from the School, others are drawn from cognate areas, such as the School of Health and Social Care.