Most recent grants
Professor Vania Sena | Environmental Informatics | 31 January 2014
The esrc data research centre for smart analytics is a collaborative project between the universities of essex (lead partner), east anglia, and kent; its objectives are to provide a facility where big data from businesses and local government a ...
Dr Jessica Pykett | 31 December 2013
Drawing on insights from research disciplines such as behavioural economics, neuroscience and psychology, ‘behaviour change’ policies have been the subject of much media commentary, exploring charges of the 'nanny state' and psychological ...
Professor Keith Shaw | 01 December 2013
This proposal provides a timely opportunity to focus on an aspect of the debate on scottish independence that is of growing political salience but which, as yet, remains an underdeveloped research area: namely, the impact of greater scottish autonomy ...
Professor Ian Bache | 06 November 2013
There has been a dramatic rise of international and national policy interest in wellbeing, quality of life and happiness research, and particularly in the measurement of wellbeing for public policy purposes. This has intensified post-financial crisis ...
Dr Donald Slater | 01 November 2013
Configuring light is a three year seminar series to develop a broad research agenda on the many different dimensions of light and lighting, including their significance for architecture and built space, urban planning and design, impacts on environme ...
Professor Kirstein Rummery | 01 November 2013
Scotland is not alone in facing a ‘care crisis’; rising demand for care and support for disabled and older people coupled with social, economic and demographic changes is a challenge facing all developed welfare states. Scotland is also n ...
Dr Franck Duvell | Sociology | 01 November 2013
This project will provide an explanation as to why, in the uk, despite increasingly strict immigration policies and continuously enhanced law enforcement politics (entry screening, id and work permits checks, workplace and other raids, and employer s ...
Dr Charlotte O'brien | EU Law | 31 October 2013
The project investigates at first-hand how easy it is to use the rights granted by eu law in the uk, to test how well eu citizenship rights work in practice, and to test the values of social and administrative justice in eu law. In collaboration with ...
Dr Gillian Wyness | Labour economics | 07 October 2013
Despite some £300 million per year being spent on higher education bursaries in the uk, there remains no empirical research that examines the effectiveness of this element of financial aid as a means to improve student outcomes whilst at univer ...
Professor Judy Sebba | 06 October 2013
Teenagers in foster care: the critical role of carers and other adults is a seminar series involving the university of oxford (rees centre for research in fostering and education, department of social policy and intervention), institute of applied so ...
Most recent outputs
Sarah Carr | 07 March 2014 | Social Policy | Dissemination / Communication
Blog on the health services management centre website, http://www. Birmingham. Ac. Uk/schools/social-policy/departments/health-services-management-centre/news/viewpoint/2014/social-care-for-marginalised-communities. Aspx
Catherine Needham | 07 March 2014 | Social Policy | Dissemination / Communication
Blog for the institute of local government studies, university of birmingham
http://inlogov. Wordpress. Com/2013/10/22/innovation-in-social-care-its-the-how-as-much-as-the-what/
Mark Smith | 03 March 2014 | Social Work | Collaboration / Partnership
Attend and advise panel of children and families managers and practitioners around practice developments
identify theme for practitioner events and offer academic input at these
Ferran Espuny | 16 January 2014 | Medical science & disease | Organised event
The health survey for england (hse 2011) reveals that, between 2003 and 2011, the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (cvd) has decreased in england, whereas the prevalence of major risk factors for cvd such as diabetes and obesity presents an incre ...
Nicola Underdown | 14 January 2014 | Social Work | Conference paper/presentation
Paper presented at the multi-organisational partnerships, alliances and networks (mopan 2013) conference, 15-17th july 2013, newcastle university business school.
David Robinson | 13 January 2014 | End of Grant Report
To cite this output:
robinson, d, et al (2014) knowledge transfer and action research - developing a city-wide model for whole household interventions in sheffield
esrc end of award report, es/j020877/1. Swindon: esrc.
Sarah Rosalind Palmer | 09 January 2014 | Economic & Social History | End of Grant Report
To cite this output:
palmer, s, taylor, v, (2014) running the river thames: london, stakeholders and the environmental governance of
the thames, 1960-2010
esrc end of award report, res-062-23-3173. Swindon: esrc.
Simeon Yates | 02 January 2014 | Social Policy | Full research report
Final report to sheffield city council
Simeon Yates | 02 January 2014 | Social Policy | Dissemination / Communication
Invited presentation and response to policy exchange paper " smaller, better, faster, stronger: remaking government for the digital age"
Simeon Yates | 02 January 2014 | Social Policy | Dissemination / Communication
Invited to present project and findings presented to dwp cross-cutting delivery analysis staff and government digital service staff (caxton house, london, 17/10/13)
Most recent case studies
Case Study | 30 October 2013 | Business, General public, Press/media, Public sector
New project management toolsets developed with the esrc-funded transformation project helped warwickshire police launch new automatic number plate recognition schemes on time and budget â€“ targeting vehicle-based criminality and solving a string of ...
Case Study | 15 April 2013 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
Recommendations by professor rita de la feria led to reforms implemented in the portugalâ€™s 2012 state budget which boosted the efficiency of tax and generated savings of 1. 2 per cent gdp.
Case Study | 08 May 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, Higher education, Policymakers, Public sector, Schools
The uk government established sure start in 1999 to provide integrated early years services primarily targeted on disadvantaged groups. One of its main architects, norman glass of hm treasury, described it as "an outstanding example of evidence-based ...
Case Study | 26 January 2011 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
A knowledge transfer partnership with wakefield family services encouraged a culture shift towards using research to improve effectiveness, and the implementation of research governance framework procedures.
Case Study | 26 January 2011 | Academic, Business, General public, Press/media, Public sector
More efficient scheduling led to estimated cost savings of over £400,000 a year at the manchester royal infirmary by enabling 700 extra operations to be performed each year, reducing cancellations and over-runs.
Most recent features
Feature | 14 February 2014 | General public, Press/media, Public sector
Ifs research shows that the nature of the uk labour market could be dramatically transformed within the next five years if proposed reductions in general government employment were to be fully realised.
Feature | 07 June 2013 | Business, General public, Press/media, Public sector
The privatised rail system relies upon billions of pounds of hidden subsidies from the tax payer and has failed to bring in private investment, according to research from the esrc centre for research on socio-cultural change.
Feature | 30 May 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Six in ten people over the age of 50 in the uk have not considered how they will finance their retirement years â€“ and a third of people approaching retirement do not know how much income they will receive from their private pensions, according to r ...
Feature | 09 April 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Nicholas crafts, professor of economics and economic history at the university of warwick and director of the esrc centre for competitive advantage in the global economy, examines how the economic policies of the thatcher era affected the uk economy. ...
Feature | 07 March 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Professor david newberry argues that public investment in the right areas will fuel uk economic growth - with the short-term impact of giving work to domestic private companies who will create jobs.
Feature | 06 February 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector, Schools
More government borrowing and public sector job cuts, as tax rises are on the horizon, warns the ifs green budget.
Feature | 04 February 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
While employment levels in the uk have been "remarkably robust" since 2008, productivity has slumped, according to the institute for fiscal studies paper the productivity puzzles.
Feature | 31 January 2013 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Investing in human capital, improving the national infrastructure, improving finance provision for private investment and innovation, and the creation of an independent national growth council are key recommendations in the final report from the lse ...
Feature | 25 September 2012 | General public, Press/media, Schools
A new esrc-funded project chronicles the stories of those who choose to disappear and become a missing person. The findings will be used to train police, inform government policy and design services to support those who disappear and their families.
Feature | 30 July 2012 | Academic, General public, Press/media, Public sector, Schools
The great british public toilet map has been developed as part of an esrc-funded research project tackling ageing continence through theory tools and technology (tact3), automatically tracking councils' open data on public toilet facilities and displ ...
Most recent press releases
Press Release | 22 March 2013 | Academic, Policymakers
The economic and social research council (esrc) is delighted to announce the appointment of a new local government navigator team. Building relationships, raising the profile of social science research and identifying opportunities for collaboration ...
Press Release | 14 December 2011 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Voluntary sector
Older people and those who work non-standard hours are less likely to feel integrated into society, according to a study funded by the economic and social research council (esrc)
Press Release | 10 November 2011 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
The government’s commitment to ‘localism’ is likely to fail unless whitehall departments can shed a deep-rooted culture of centralism, a new study suggests.
Press Release | 11 October 2011 | Academic, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector, Voluntary sector
Governments should target aid towards individual households threatened with poverty because of soaring food costs rather than intervene in the markets to try to lower prices.
Press Release | 21 July 2011 | Academic, Business, General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
Following the victory of the scottish national party (snp) in the recent scottish elections on may 5, a unique in-depth survey of the entire snp membership conducted throughout 2008, funded by the economic and social research council (esrc), reveals ...
Press Release | 14 July 2010 | General public, Press/media, Public sector
Data visualisation techniques that generate sophisticated graphics could bring a fresh dimension to communications and decision-making by public bodies like local councils, according to research completed for the economic and social research council ...
Press Release | 21 December 2009 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
The police service faces a host of new challenges but also opportunities in the wake of the 9/11 and 7/7 terrorism attacks and the global economic downturn.
Press Release | 29 November 2009 | Press/media, Public sector
Working for the public sector is good for fertility, according to new economic and social research council funded research at the university of oxford.
Press Release | 18 October 2009 | Press/media, Public sector
Performance assessment schemes aimed at making local authorities into more effective organisations are having the desired effect, according to new research released by the economic and social research council (esrc).
Press Release | 04 June 2009 | Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
A fresh approach to public sector leadership is vital if the scottish government's vision of a more successful country is to realised - especially given challenges such as the current financial situation and a general loss of trust in leaders - accor ...