Research

Vunerable_tips_wHere at Community Research, we have lots of experience of helping our clients work with vulnerable audiences, see our Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group case study. We thought we’d share some of our tips for a successful project that enables you to include the voices of those that aren’t easily reached:

  1. Don’t be too narrow: As outlined in our article on defining vulnerability – don’t decide too restrictively who is vulnerable and who isn’t – most of us will be vulnerable at some point in our lives.

2. Engage with gatekeepers: There are a plethora of third… Continue reading

Using Research EvidenceWe have seen some useful free consultation and research resources recently, so we wanted to share them with you:

1) Nesta and the Alliance for Useful Evidence has produced a new guide Using research evidence – a practice guide. The publication has been designed to help improve the way people work by using evidence effectively.

2) Sciencewise has:

  • Recently piloted its Sounding Board tool which is used to gain rapid public input on challenging issues involving science and technology.
  • Piloted an event to understand whether one-off, public workshops could be a … Continue reading

MRS_wWe are delighted to announce that Community Research has just become an MRS Company Partner. Whilst we have always maintained the highest research standards we felt it was time to publicly commit to those standards. We hope our work speaks for itself, but now our clients along with the stakeholders and members of the public who contribute so much to our projects, can be further assured that we are adhering to the standards and guidance of the world’s leading research association.

Suzannah Kinsella_w2Suzannah has recently joined Community Research as an Associate. She is an expert in designing engagement and dialogue that bring issues to life and help people influence decisions constructively.

Her work has involved people in decisions about the use of health data, the ethics of organ donation, the siting of nuclear power stations, changes to NHS services, mitigating the impacts of high speed rail and the impacts of the Care Act on local authorities and care providers.

Suzannah was previously Head of Public Engagement at the consultancy Office for Public Management (OPM) and Head of Engagement at the Central Office… Continue reading