Making Research Count events

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The aim of Making Research Count is to promote communication and knowledge sharing between academics and social care professionals to enable front line staff to benefit from the latest research and development. This is done through an ongoing programme of conferences, seminars and workshops. The latest events are shown below.

Please see our Making Research Count pages for more information. All upcoming and previous events can be found in the event archive.

For more information get in touch by ringing 01904 321237 or emailing

Upcoming Making Research Count (York) events

**New events added for 2017 include**: May - Mental Health,  June - Adoption,  July - Criminal Justice System.

Details coming soon!!


Hard to reach or easy to ignore? Involving people with dementia in research as advisers and participants

People with dementia are often excluded from taking part in research because of perceived difficulties in consent, capacity and communication. But it doesn't have to be that way! We will explore the challenges that involving people with dementia can present, and also hear about the things that can help.


Identifying and Responding to Alcohol Problems in Older Adults

Explore attitudes towards alcohol misuse and older adults, identifying problems, intervening, referring, and providing treatment.


Improving outcomes for looked after children and care leavers

This seminar will provide a summary of evidence and theory relevant to improving outcomes for care leavers and looked after children. It will also offer practical solutions to improving commissioning and practice to increase the number of children and young people who experience positive outcomes.

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Making Research Count (University of York)
Department of Social Policy and Social Work
University of York
YO10 5DD

Stephanie Lacey
Regional Coordinator
Tel: 01904 321237

Professor Martin Webber
MRC Academic Lead 
Tel: 01904 321203 

Lisa Thurlow
MRC Administrator 
Tel: 01904 321237