News Archive

LARIA Research Impact Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce that the competition for this year’s LARIA Research Impact Awards 2019 is now open. These awards aim to showcase the impact research has at a local level, and we welcome entries for one of five …

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 …

Supporting Research, Intelligence and Policy Survey 2019

LARIA, in partnership with CACI, has launched its latest survey, and wants your views.

To stay at the forefront of local area research it’s essential for LARIA to understand current, changing and future needs of our members and the wider …

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!

LARIA North East: 2018 Annual Review

It’s been a busy year! We’ve held three North East networking events in Durham, Newcastle and Darlington. At the end of 2018, there were 48 LARIA members in the North East region compared to 31 in 2017, from 16 different …

WDH – Market Insight Assistant

Market Insight Assistant
£15,393 – £16,734
37 hours
Merefield House, Castleford

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can carry out a range of research activities to provide support to the Customer Insight team at one of the …

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, early bird rates apply until Friday 22 February

Commercial Opportunities

This is the …

LARIA North East 1 October 2018 Networking Event

The third LARIA North East Networking event was well-attended, with 15 attendees and four presenters. Held at Darlington Town Hall (thanks to Zoe Foster and Darlington Borough Council for providing the venue), we enjoyed a mixture of presentations on information …

Principal Researcher – Greater Manchester Combined Authority



Greater Manchester Combined Authority GRADE 10 (£44,697 – £48,642)


Greater Manchester Combined Authority, in collaboration with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, are looking …

Essex County Council – Senior Researcher

Essex County Council are now advertising for a one year fixed term maternity cover for the role of Senior Researcher.

The link is below and please feel free to forward onto anyone that might be interested


For more …

Senior Population and Migration Analyst – Oldham Council

Corporate and Commercial directorate
Business Intelligence Service
Senior Population and Migration Analyst
Ref: G8/OL- 21278
Contract Type: 2 year Fixed Term
Salary: £34,106-£38,052
Hours: 36.66 per week
Based: Civic Centre, West St, Oldham, OL1 1UG
Closing date: 14th October 2018…

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. …

May 2018 LARIA North East Networking Event Write Up

The second LARIA North East Networking event was well-attended, with 18 attendees and three presenters. Held on a sunny day at Durham County Hall (thanks to Matthew Peart, Dawn Barron and Durham County Council for providing the venue), we enjoyed …

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 …