News Archive

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 …

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 …

Chair’s Report 2018

I have been honoured to have been a member of the LARIA Council for over ten years and since 2012 the Chair. This is my last LARIA Conference as I move on personally to a new role in evaluating central …

LARIA Away Day Feedback

LARIA held its away day on 11 April. Members old and new joined members of LARIA Council for a very open discussion about LARIA, its history and achievements, the challenges that LARIA faces, and most importantly where it needs to …

Paycheck 2018 – gross household income for the United Kingdom

Licensed by over 100 Public Sector organisations, Paycheck is used in conjunction with open and local administrative data to support a wide range of needs including Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Local Plans and Joint Strategic Needs Assessments. Paycheck is also …

New guide to using Behavioural Insights in local government

Want some help using behavioural insights in your authority? Would some real-life techniques and examples help? Look no further. A new Guide with useful techniques and tools is available for officers with an interest in applying insights from behavioural psychology.…

How can you help lead LARIA?

Every year, there are a number of opportunities for LARIA members to help lead the organisation. These include: supporting the LARIA Council; helping to organise or speak at events; contributing to developing a vibrant local network; and liaising with key …


Later this year new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be introduced in the UK and this legislation updates data protection laws for the digital age. While no one could question the benefit of extending the rights of data subjects, …

NIHR’s new social care call to launch in May – research on ideas from the social care front-line

NIHR’s Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme will be launching an additional call this year, focusing on social care.

This initiative particularly seeks to fund high quality research ideas which come from the front line of social care, and to …

University of Manchester – Social Statistics – Scholarships Available for 2018/19

University of Manchester – Social Statistics

Scholarships Available for 2018/19

MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics (FT/PT)

Social Statistics at the University of Manchester offer an MSc programme in Social Research Methods and Statistics (SRMS):

A small number of …