Our mission is to improve the lives of children, families and communities. To achieve this, we have six core programmes of research organised within three strands that represent key sites for innovation.
CORE RESEARCH STRANDS
Acting Strand Lead: Prof. Maria Lohan
WHAT WORKS FOR FAMILIES
We are working with a range of health, social and educational partners to support parents and families in providing the best start for children and young people, from pre-birth through to young adulthood.
Strand Lead: Dr Sarah Miller
WHAT WORKS FOR SCHOOLS
We are working with schools and a wide range of educational organisations to develop effective programmes that improve educational outcomes and reduce achievement gaps. Our research in schools is organised within two core programmes highlighted below.
Acting Strand Lead: Dr Kathryn Higgins
WHAT WORKS FOR COMMUNITIES
Through our partnerships with a wide and diverse range of social, educational and health providers, we are working to develop innovative and effective programmes to reduce inequalities and disadvantage and improve the wellbeing of all communities.