We're engaged in policy-focused research and consultancy across our subject groups. We work closely with policy makers to translate evidence into policy advice across a wide range of sectors and organisational contexts and at local, regional, national and international levels.

Here are some examples of the policy engagement we're currently involved with.

Mapping and evaluating Specialist Autism Team service models

This project is evaluating Specialist Autism Teams, and investigating their role in supporting autism-specialist practice in mainstream services.

Connecting People pilot study

Connecting People is an evidence-informed approach to supporting people to connect with others.

Understanding family and community vulnerabilities in transition to net zero

This project will build a framework for understanding and responding to how the UK’s transition to net zero will affect families, and the communities in which they live.

Housing First

We're working to inform and influence policy makers to adopt Housing First, an innovative way of reducing homelessness among people with high support needs.


Understanding the sources, transformations and fates of indoor air pollutants.


ActEarly is a UKPRP funded research consortium which focuses on upstream early life interventions to improve the health and opportunities for children living in two contrasting areas with high levels of child poverty: Bradford, Yorkshire and Tower Hamlets, London.