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The group’s research is dynamic and distinctive, using innovation in methods as a driver of policy and practice change. Our research draws on a range of quantitative and qualitative approaches that are often participatory.

We work with communities as motivators of their own change. Members of the group have particular expertise in relation to crime, forced labour, health and disability, media, migration, policing, poverty, and security.

We have strong links with policymakers through a range of public and non-profit sector organisations, including the Consortium for Street Children (London), Home OfficeScottish GovernmentPolice Scotland, United Nations and Volunteer Development Scotland.

The group has worked with societal groups including the homeless, differently-abled, children and youth, women, and the elderly.

Our approach to researching with people is the central pillar of the work that we do to build equity and security.