SRA North provides networking events, seminars and other opportunities for professional development for people engaged in social research, in any capacity and across a range of organisations, in the north of England.
SRA North was re-ignited in 2017, and we kicked off by delivering a well-received free evening seminar series. This included presentations from Helen Barnard (Joseph Rowntree Foundation), who spoke in Leeds about Using Geographical Analysis. Ian Wilson (Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam) presented on Challenges and Innovation in Social Research in Sheffield; and our festive gathering heard Sue Heath (Morgan Centre, Manchester University) talk about Innovative Qualitative Methods in Manchester. The slides from our previous events are on the SRA website - here.
In 2018 we are offering a broader programme of activities. In April we held a panel event on secondary data analysis in Liverpool with three fantastic speakers, and we are planning an early career researcher event, a shadowing scheme, further seminars and a special event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the SRA.
SRA North Committee
The current SRA North committee is formed of researchers from a range of sectors and organisations. We meet roughly once a quarter to arrange events. We are always happy to welcome new members to the committee, and so if you are interested in getting involved do get in touch. We are particularly looking for any researchers in the North East to help us broaden our committee membership. We also welcome any ideas and suggestions for events or seminars you’d like you see.