The SRA annual conference is back!  Join us on 15 June at the Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LE ( for keynotes, masterclasses, presentations from research peers, and the opportunity to connect again with friends and colleagues, old and new.

 This year's conference is now officially SOLD OUT and registration is closed.

The conference is the only forum the UK has for 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.  Our 2019 conference brought together 300+ researchers and research users from central and local government and other public bodies, research agencies and institutes, academia, and the independent and charity sectors, representing the full range of research methodologies. 

Catherine Hutchinson, Head of the Joint HM Treasury and Cabinet Office's Evaluation Task Force:  In conversation with SRA trustee Martina Vojtkova of the National Centre for Social Research

Heidi Safia Mirza, Emeritus Professor of Equality Studies in Education at UCL Institute of Education:  Decolonising Research: Rethinking race, gender and intersectional approaches to research 

Robert Cuffe, Head of Statistics for BBC News: Clearly communicating complexity - can it be done?

Ralph Scott,  Research Associate, British Election Study, University of Manchester, and WISERD Postdoctoral Fellow at Cardiff University:  Does ChatGPT Know What the Most Important Issue is? Using Large Language Models to Code Open-Text Social Survey Responses at Scale

  • Innovation for all
  • How co-creation leads to solutions
  • Measure twice, estimate once
  • Masterclass: Sensitive topics and vulnerable participants (FULL)
  • Early career researchers session

  • Making the most of peer researchers

  • Researchers in residence

  • Simplifying evaluation for complex problems?

  • Inclusive research from the start

  • Masterclass: An Infographic 101


In addition to the Speakers and Breakouts, we have a 'Please do touch' exhibition displaying creative interpretations of research processes and findings.

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Here's feedback from some of our 2019 delegates -

'Fantastic to have so many opportunities to network and discuss an interesting variety of presentations'

'Mingling with people from different sectors, hearing about different research methods'

'Being able to connect with other researchers in different areas. Having a good mix of speakers, stalls and masterclasses was excellent. Thank you a really enjoyable and enlightening day'

The opportunity to reflect on a range of research methods and take time with peers to learn new things'


With thanks to our Sponsors and Exhibitors

 Main Sponsor    Early Careers
Session Sponsor


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