Archive of presentations

We encourage speakers at SRA events to let us make their presentations available online. The archive below has been gathered from past events, and includes our annual conferences, summer events, social media conferences and other workshops and seminars.

SRA Cymru webinar: A critical exploration of evaluation as a concept – 14 April 2021

Presentation by Sioned Pearce (Cardiff University)view here

Pearce et al - Evaluation in reinforcing and resisting hierarchical relations between state and civil society -
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SRA webinar: Impact of Covid-19 on taking Scotland’s next census - 24 February 2021

Presentation by Esta Clark (NRS - Head of Statistical Design) and Larissa Baines (NRS - Head of Census Business Design) - view here

SRA webinar: GDPR & Brexit: What researchers need to know - 21 January 2021

Presentation by Mark Phillips (Information Security, GIDE UK) - view here

SRA North free seminar: Understanding Health Inequalities: Research in Practice - 14 December 2020

Impact of Covid-19 on Poverty and Solutions Going Forward (David Leese, Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

Women, health and homelessness in London (Suzy Solley, Groundswell)

Launching a Health Inequalities Strategy (Georgina Culliford, Qa Research & Becky Barwick, NHS Leeds CCG)

Groundswell podcast - Women, homelessness and health:

Video of seminar via Zoom (YouTube):

SRA Scotland: What’s the future of face-to-face surveys? Online Seminar - 11 November 2020

Presentation by Chris Martin (Ipsos MORI) - view here

SRA Annual Conference 2019: Blurring boundaries and crossing frontiers in social research

Conference Programme -
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Collation of Conference Twitter activity compiled in Wakelet -
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Speaker presentations

Plenary Speakers

*Keynote Speech: 'What the new frontiers of data science and AI may mean for social research' (Sir Adrian Smith, Director, Alan Turing Institute)
Public participation in climate change research & policy (Lorraine Whitmarsh, Director, CAST)
Interdisciplinarity: common ground as public good (Professor Pamela Cox, Social historian, Essex University)

Audio recordings of speaker presentations - view here

Audience questions put to plenary speakers -
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Workshop presentations


Can Realist evaluation be applied to evaluation of a £23bn government scheme? (Michael Gentry, BEIS & Denny Gray, CAG Consultants)
Lessons from the evaluation of GMC interventions aimed at supporting doctors (Francis Leng & Bev Taylor, The General Medical Council)
Supporting participants in a self-driven journey of policy creation (Skye McCool, Traverse)
Disability research on independent living and learning (Jody Mellor, DRILL Cymru)
Research / Participation: the blurring of concepts in working with young people (Dr Gayle Munro, National Children’s Bureau)
Negotiating independent ethical review of co-produced disability research: Issues and lessons (Peter Scott & Alison Koslowski, DRILL)


The currency of colleaguehood: Insider researchers in a charitable trust (Laura Bolton & Roz Warden, Barnwood Trust)
Fast and slow thinking in trying to make a difference (Dr Janet Bowstead, Royal Holloway, University of London)
Digital deliberations: creating a tool for thoughtful democracy (Ceri Davies & Anna Marcinkiewicz, NatCen Social Research)
Responding to change by changing: data-driven improvement in organisations (Dr Keira Lowther, Dartington Service Design Lab)
A qualitative study of food banks, food poverty, referrals, and health in London: Methodological and ethical reflections (Claire Thompson, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

Masterclass Sessions

Creative methods in qualitative data collection (Nicole Browne, UCL)
What are complex systems evaluations? (Dr Matt Egan, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.)

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SRA Cymru free afternoon seminar - School spending across the UK - 14 October 2019

School spending across the UK: trends and challenges (Luke Sibieta, Institute for Fiscal Studies)

SRA Scotland Lunchtime Seminar - Adhering to the Government Social Research Code (it is not always easy) - 24 July 2019

Adhering to the Government Social Research Code (Faye Gracey, Welsh Government)

SRA Summer Event - New ways of seeing: Social research in a digital, visual age - 3 July 2019

Visual digital media: Everyday content, everyday challenges - presentation (Tim Highfield, Assistant Professor, New Media, University of Amsterdam)
Visual digital media: Everyday content, everyday challenges - references (Tim Highfield, Assistant Professor, New Media, University of Amsterdam)
Digital tools for visual analysis (Dr. Christina Silver, Director, Qualitative Data Analysis Services)
New ways of seeing: Analysing digital visual data (Helen Lomax, Director of Research, University of Huddersfield)

SRA Cymru/MRS free evening seminar - Understanding suicide prevention on the railways - 5 June 2019

Ghosts on the line: Researching suicide on the railway (Dr. Robin Pharoah, Founder, Encounter Consulting & Director of Insights, Future Agenda)

SRA North Evening Seminar - How social research can support the new NHS long term plan - 3 April 2019

Co-developing tech solutions in adult social care (Richard Bryan, Managing Director, Qa Research)
Semiotics, Health & The NHS (Rachel Lawes, Lawes Consulting)

Wales Social Research Awards Event - 7 December 2017

Wales Social Research Awards event programme
Wales Social Research Awards main presentation
Wales Social Research Awards winner's supporting statement