Professor Catherine Staite, Director of Inlogov at the University of Birmingham, summarises the ESRC Research Facilitator Project, the learnings and outcomes, and ways forward beyond the project.


Flood Memories

Professor Lindsey McEwen, the Co-Director of the Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience at the University of West of England, and her colleague Dr Andrew Holmes talk about the power of personal testimony in understanding and assessing the impact of recent floods on individuals and Communities.


Working with Local Government to Plan Research Asylum and Social Care

Dr Jonathan Darling, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Manchester, and Dr Catherine Needham, Reader in Public Policy and Public Management at the University of Birmingham, discuss ways that academics and local government can work together to plan research projects. Jonathan Darling has been engaged in research about asylum seekers and Catherine Needham references a study relating to social care for vulnerable adults.


How best for Local Authorities and Academics to work together

This video includes contributions from Rebecca Riley, Director of Citi Redi; Jason Lowther, Director of Strategy at Birmingham City Council; Sarah Henry the Head of Research Performance and Intelligence at Manchester City Council, Chief Executive of Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, Charlie Adan and Martin Reeves, Chief Executive of Coventry City Council and West Midlands Combined Authority.


Birmingham Young People’s Foster Care

This video looks at research commissioned by Birmingham City Council to explore in depth the feelings of young people in care. Rose Smithson, the Senior Research Officer from Birmingham City Council, explains the wide scope and sharing of the research.


English Defence League Research Case Study

Professor Hilary Pilkington from the University of Manchester discusses the findings of research conducted with young people associated with the English Defence League.


Learning Disabilities Research Case Study

Dr Katherine Runswick-Cole is a Senior Research Fellow in Health and Social Change at Manchester Metropolitan University. She discusses the outcomes of research with people with learning disabilities.