Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research

Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research

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Policy research with impact

CRESR is one of the UK’s leading policy research centres. We seek to understand the impact of social and economic disadvantage on places and people.


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Housing and place

Tackling inequalities in our homes and neighbourhoods.

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Inclusive economy

Creating greater economic wellbeing throughout society.

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Policy research and evaluation

Improving the role of evidence in policymaking.

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Sustainable futures

Achieving social justice as we transition to a more sustainable future.

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Voluntary and community sector

Working to deliver greater value throughout civil society.

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CRESR leadership

Ed Ferrari

Professor Ed Ferrari

Director of CRESR

Ed Ferrari
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Gail Hallewell

Research and Knowledge Exchange Manager

Gail Hallewell
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Ian Wilson

Deputy Director

Ian Wilson