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Making Research Count events

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak we have temporarily suspended our programme of face-to-face events.  However,  we are working to bring you a programme of online support in the coming weeks.  The content will be curated to reflect current times and key issues arising from them; we anticipate our first focus to be on domestic abuse, mental health, safeguarding and loneliness. 

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Making Research Count promotes communication and knowledge sharing between academics and researchers and social work and social  care practitioners to enable front line staff to benefit from the latest research and development. This is done through an ongoing programme of events, which is designed in partnership with the Continuing Professional Development teams of local authorities and other partners, as well as feedback from delegates at events. 

The latest events are shown below.

We offer cost-effective membership subscriptions, pay as you go options and voluntary sector bursaries to ensure the events are accessible to all who can benefit from participation. 

For more information get in touch by ringing +44 (0)1904 321237 or emailing

Upcoming Making Research Count (York) events

The following events are in the process of being designed in an online pre-recorded format:

  • Understanding and Supporting Children with Harmful Sexual Behaviour
    Tracy Almond
    , University of York & Adrian Smith, Yorkshire and Humber Forensic CAMHS
  • Isolation and Loneliness in People with Sight Loss in Care Homes
    Mark Wilberforce
    , University of York 
  • Older Men at the Margins: a Study of Older Mens’ Experiences of Seeking Social Engagement and Combating Loneliness in Later Life
    Paul Willis
    , University of Bristol
  • 21st Century Contact: Young People In Care and their Contact with Birth Families via Mobile Communication Devices
    Dr Jenny Simpson
    , University of Northampton

Previous events

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MRC Newsletters
For all the latest information about our news and events, please read the monthly newsletter:

MRC Newsletter June 2020 (PDF , 233kb)

MRC Newsletter April 2020 (PDF , 320kb)

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

Lisa Thurlow
MRC Administrator 
Tel: 01904 321237