As a leading applied research centre, CRESR seeks to understand the impact of social and economic disadvantage on places and people, and to assess and inform the policies and interventions targeted at these issues.
How we work
We offer multi-disciplinary research expertise covering a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods, evaluation, policy advice and guidance, and consultancy. We work in partnership with our funders and partners, including government departments, local authorities, charities and private sector organisations throughout the UK and internationally.
REF 2021Read about the REF results for CRESR and the wider University, and what was included in the submission for 2021.
Housing and place
We have an outstanding record of research and evaluation into the operation of housing markets, individuals’ experiences of housing, and the interface between housing, welfare, health, social care, regeneration and place-making.Housing and place
Our research explains how social and spatial inequalities are shaped through economic life. Our work helps our partners create more inclusive economies and greater economic wellbeing in society.Inclusive economy
Policy research and evaluation
We have deep expertise in the evaluation of policies and complex systems. Drawing on a range of theoretical, methodological and analytical approaches, we seek to understand processes of governance and improve the role of evidence in policy making.Policy research and evaluation
Our research examines the implications and experiences of transitions to a low carbon world. We apply thinking from social, economic, technical, policy and citizen perspectives to promote policies and actions that achieve justice and help hard-to-reach groups.Sustainable futures
Voluntary and community sector
We are one of the UK leading centres for research with the voluntary and community sector. We help charities, societies and foundations understand the social value of their work, and critically examine how voluntary action contributes to civil society and collective wellbeing.Voluntary and community sector