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Getting Social Research into Policy and Practice

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  • CONFERENCE HASHTAG #SRA Conf Annual Conference 2013 Getting Social Research into Policy and Practice Monday 9 December 2013 British Library Conference Centre, London
  • Social Research Association PROGRAMME Main auditorium for all sessions except Annual meeting and workshops Time 9.15 Registration and Coffee 9.30 SRA members’ annual meeting 10.00 Chair’s welcome Richard Bartholomew 10.05 Welcome to the British Library Jude England 10.10 Keynote speaker – Geoff Mulgan, chief executive, Nesta ‘How does a society think and how can it think better?’ 10.50 Plenary speaker – Carey Oppenheim, chief executive, Early Intervention Foundation ‘“It’s not rocket science… it’s tougher than that” – The gap between what worked and what works’ 11.30 Tea/Coffee 11:50 Workshops ‘A’ (See opposite: please choose one) 12:50 Lunch and networking activity 14.20 Plenary speaker – Jane Lewis, director of implementation support, the Colebrooke Centre for Evidence and Implementation ‘Mind the implementation gap: how implementation science helps get research into practice’ 15.00 Plenary Panel session – Amanda White, Home Office; Ivana La Valle, independent consultant; Neil Wholey, Westminster Council & LARIA; Helen Barnard, Joseph Rowntree Foundation Each speaker providing a mini case illustration of how evidence has been used to inform policy and practice in their area. Followed by questions and discussion. 15.45 Tea/Coffee 16.00 Workshops ‘B’ (See opposite: please choose one) 17:00 Wine reception With thanks to
  • Workshops ‘B’ – 16.00 to 17.00 Workshops ‘A’ – 11.50 to 12.50 Getting Social Research into Policy and Practice i) Making an impact (AUDITORIUM) Ross Neilson (Cabinet Office) & Robbie Coleman (Sutton Trust/Education Endowment Foundation) What Works: Improving the use of evidence across public services William Solesbury (King’s College London) Researchers v Think Tanks v Consultants v Tsars v Inquiries: Who has the most impact? ii) Innovation in a time of austerity (BRONTE ROOM) Andrea Kirkpatrick & Maria Strudwick (Dept for Work and Pensions) How do you evaluate local practice in times of austerity? Lessons learned from two case studies Eileen McKibbin & Diane Trollope (Kent County Council) Engaging approaches to purposeful evidence – Research in programme management of public service transformation iii) Methodological challenges (mixed methods, involving stakeholders) (CHAUCER ROOM) Andrea Finney (Personal Finance Research Centre, University of Bristol) Helping private tenants to achieve financial inclusion Sally McManus (NatCen Social Research) Responding effectively to interpersonal abuse and violence (REVA): A case study iv) Evidence-based policy? (ELIOT ROOM) Stefanie Ettelt (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) Policy experiments: Is there a trade-off between rigour and relevance? Three case studies in health and social care Dr Katherine Smith (Global Health Unit, University of Edinburgh), Systematic reviews, impact assessments and cost-benefit analyses: Examining the evidence-base for the ‘tools’ of evidence-informed policymaking v) Methodological challenges (workshops & citizens’ forums) (DICKENS ROOM) Valdeep Gill & Dr Margaret Blake (NatCen Social Research), Using deliberative workshops to formulate recommendations to improve adult social care provision for black and minority ethnic groups Lizzie Jordan (TNS BMRB) & Ely Mirzahosseinkhan (Food Standards Agency), Food Standards Agency Citizens’ Forums – A model for using consumer engagement to inform policy in relation to food hygiene regulation i) Making an impact (BRONTE ROOM) Meghan Rainsberry (Centre for Longitudinal Studies and CLOSER) Communicating longitudinal and multidisciplinary research: Overcoming three common challenges Keith Clements & Jen Gibb (National Children’s Bureau) Achieving impact by joining up research, policy and practice ii) Innovation in a time of austerity (ELIOT ROOM) Bobby Duffy (Ipsos MORI) Generations Jenny Chanfreau (NatCen Social Research) & Danielle De Feo (Dept of Health) The Predictors of Wellbeing study: a case study of research and policy working together. iii) Evaluation challenges and issues (AUDITORIUM) Sally Taylor & David Taylor (Evidence Unit, Big Lottery Fund) Sharing our research: challenges and new approaches at the Big Lottery Fund Dr Niamh O’Connor (Commonwealth Games, Culture & Sport Analytical Unit; Scottish Government) An Evaluation of the Commonwealth Games Legacy for Scotland iv) Evidence-based policy? (CHAUCER ROOM) Alison Pollard (Ministry of Justice) Researching female offenders: Lessons Learned Nicola Singleton (Independent researcher) Beyond evidence-based policy vs. policy-based evidence arguments: Reflections from the messy world of drug policy v) Methodological challenges (DICKENS ROOM) Mark Picksley (Lambeth Council) & Robin Pharoah (ESRO) Cooperative innovation Gemma Spiers (Social Policy Research Unit, York University) Learning Days: A method of exchange between research and NHS practice
  • The British Library Conference Centre Auditorium Foyer & Bar Chaucer Room Eliot Room Dickens Room Bronte Room B Bronte Room A 24-32 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HX 020 7388 2391 Entrance to the Conference Centre