Author Archive

Economic Analysis Team Leader

Salary £35,344-£40,924

Location Leeds City Centre

Closing Date 01 May 2019

West Yorkshire Combined Authority are looking to appoint an Economic Analysis Team Leader in the Research & Intelligence team.

The role

You will:

Be responsible for the management, maintenance…

LARIA Away Day – Thursday 13 June 2019

Join us for our 2019 LARIA Away Day for a open discussion about LARIA, its history and achievements, the challenges that LARIA faces, and most importantly where it needs to go next to best support LARIA members.

It’s open to …

LARIA AGM – Tuesday 14 May 2019

All members are invited to attend the LARIA Annual General Meeting (AGM) from 16:45 to 17:30 on Tuesday 14 May 2019 at Conference Aston, Aston University. As in previous years, and as advertised in the current programme, this will be …

What’s the proper role of choice in public services?

Everyone likes choice: which colour shirt to put on, what to have for supper, where to go on holiday this year. Being able to make choices – to decide on one course of action rather than another – can also …

The Catalyst Project at the University of Essex presents:Spotlight Toolkit Launch Event

This event is a great opportunity to meet our experts, try out the Spotlight Toolkit and discuss your experience of impact evaluation with peers. Through hands-on sessions we would like to invite you to discover how it can help you …

Experienced Evaluator/Research Manager – Qa Research

Looking for a research role that makes a difference to society?

Are you fascinated by what works, what doesn’t, and why? Are you interested in measuring the impact of interventions? You could be designing and conducting an evaluation of a …

Assistant Public Health Analyst role – Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire County Council’s Public Health Evidence and Intelligence team is looking for an assistant public health analyst to come and work with us on a part time (0.5 WTE), two year month fixed term contract or secondment basis. The post …

Why attend the LARIA Conference?

Bookings are now open for the Annual Conference 2019, if you are thinking about attending this year, take a look at why our delegates think you should!

Annual Conference 2019 – Book your place today!

‘Better Together! Research and Intelligence in collaboration’

Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 May 2019

Conference Aston, Aston University, Birmingham

Visit the conference website to book your place

This is the event for local area researchers, analysts and intelligence officers working …

Tributes to David Henderson from SSRG and other colleagues

We are very sad to announce  that David Henderson died on Tuesday 21st August. David was a member of the Social Services Research Unit (SSRG)  Executive Committee for over 25 years, undertaking roles of Treasurer, Events Coordinator and Newsletter editor. …

Researching the sustainability and effectiveness of Blackpool HeadStart’s Academic Resilience Approach

Project in brief

Centre of Resilience for Social Justice (CRSJ) invites applications for a full-time three-year PhD studentship from October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. In collaboration with Blackpool Council and Boingboing, this PhD project will contribute to …

New LARIA Council elected

At the LARIA AGM a new LARIA Council was elected including a new Chair. We would particularly like to welcome our new Council members Kate Waterhouse, Dr Jane Kennedy and Professor James Downe.

Congratulations also to Mike Walker, our new …

Award Winner 2018 – Manchester City Council

Best use of social care or health research: Manchester City Council

Evaluation of Manchester’s Community Assessment Support Service (CASS)


The research evidenced how designing services to fit how people use them instead of within traditional organisation structures can deliver …

Award Winner 2018 – Wirral Council

Best Use of Local Area Research: Wirral Council

Using the principles of Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis to prioritise areas which would benefit most from a Selective Licensing scheme in Wirral


Frontline services in Wirral have struggled for decades to …

Award Winner 2018 – Essex County Council

Best Use of Data: Essex County Council

Multi-agency geo-mapping of gangs and child exploitation


The entry shows the power of joint insight. Using existing data, in a joined up way across organisations, rather than silos to develop a local …