SRA annual conference 2016: Making the links: New directions for social researchers


£65 to £130 for SRA Members, £175 for non-members

The SRA annual conference is the only UK forum bringing together social researchers from all sectors and disciplines to share knowledge and ideas, to debate our most pressing professional issues, and, of course, to meet and talk.

This year we focus on collaboration - building strong connections within and outside our industry. Traditional boundaries between research methods have softened, while hard and fast divisions between academics, practitioners and policy researchers are blurring. Researchers increasingly collaborate with professionals in other fields, and new opportunities arise as technology redraws the limits on data collecting, data sharing and research dissemination. What challenges does this new landscape bring?

Full programme  pdf file

Plenary speakers:

  • ● Sharon Witherspoon, Director of Policy at the Academy of Social Science: Keynote speaker
  • ● Gareth Morrell, Head of Research at Madano
  • ● Siobhan Campbell, Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor, Head of Central Research Team at Department of Transport
  • ● Tony McEnery, Director of Research at ESRC; Distinguished Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University
  • ● Peter Jackson, Professor of Human Geography, University of Sheffield

More details in the main speakers flyer pdf file and the conference flyer pdf file

Conference chair: Alison Park, Director of CLOSER at UCL's Institute of Education.

And in 20 workshop presentations, researchers will share their practical experiences and learning - find out more in the workshops flyer pdf file

With thanks to: British Library, Sage, Gide

Press the 'Register' button below for more details and to book your place.

The ticket price includes lunch, refreshments and a drinks reception afterwards.

Please see below to register online for the conference.  Once you have submitted your details, the Payment options are:

  1. Pay online by credit card, debit card with WorldPay (or PayPal). Please note WorldPay accepts corporate payments cards from government departments and public bodies
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*Important and easily missed*: at 'Choose an option' (just before 'Registration details', below) select the delegate fee that applies to you.

  • Not an SRA member: £175
  • SRA member, full-time employee: £130
  • SRA member, part-time employee: £110
  • SRA member, self-employed / independent / freelance: £65
  • SRA member, other (student/retired/unwaged): £65

VAT is not charged. (Promo codes are for speakers, sponsors and volunteers only.)

Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled 21 days or more from the conference date. No refund if cancelled 20 days or fewer from the date.

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