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197 results:

Do residential rehabilitation services help with gambling disorder?

Our evaluation of a residential rehabilitation service for gambling disorder offers insights for commissioners

Learning from The Women and Girls Initiative: Final Impact Report

A page hosting our full report, with executive summary and appendices. The report tells the WGI story and shares key learning and messages

Learning from women and girls

Key insights from the five year Women and Girls Initiative

Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust
Bespoke Programme in Advancing Practice in Unconscious Processes

Imagine the pressures of working in an NHS Directorate and the associated dynamics.

Hertfordshire County Council
ConnectedLives Leadership Programme

‘We need to change the way we do things’ Hertfordshire adult care services told us back in 2019.

“Feminist Co-production”: New insights from the WGI
A new briefing from the Women and Girls Initiative (WGI) is now available
Where she was to where she is now: an animation celebrating the Women and Girls Initiative

The WGI film (2022), made by Leeds Animation Workshop with women and girls working with and supported by WGI funded projects.

Lived Experience in the sector: How do we better enable a ‘We’?

Lisa Ward presents a webinar, recorded in April 2022, considering the role of lived experience in the women and girls’ sector, drawing on research with the Rape Crisis Network, ending with some practice recommendations.

Economic Abuse, it’s policy and practice implications

Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs presents a webinar, considering the evidence, policy and practice implications around economic abuse, recorded in March 2022.

Sanctuary and freedom: the transformational power of spaces for women and girls

Transforming the lives of women and girls by creating the right physical and emotional spaces - a new evidence briefing. 

What we learnt from designing and running a Learning Strand during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Grantholder Learning Strand of the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF) evaluation – results and learning. COVID-19 and the associated lockdown disproportionally affected some people and...
Preventing another serial killer?

A briefing demonstrating how women’s support services can help stop perpetrators in their tracks.

Dreaming Of Compassion
Archer, C (2021) ‘Dreaming Of Compassion’. In K. Waddington (ed.) Towards the Compassionate University: From Golden Thread to Global Impact. London: Routledge.
WGI Synthesis Report #2: 'Learning from a turbulent time'
Two new briefings from the Women and Girls Initiative
Two briefings - on residential services and work with young women and girls – are now available.
Responding to and learning from changes during Covid-19

The fifth and final blog from the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic sharing learning on the sector’s strengths and challenges experienced over this time, as well as some of the desires and concerns for the future expressed by project staff.

The Tavistock Institute & COVID-19

Here at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, we have adapted to work alongside the pandemic as opposed to against it.

Supporting staff in the women and girls’ sector

This blog reflects on what some WGI projects were doing to increase support for staff and volunteer wellbeing during the unprecedented early days of COVID-19. It includes guidance, tools and links to a webinar on the subject.

Continuing to learn from the Women and Girls Initiative
Three more briefings are now available from the WGI Learning and impact services.
Evaluation of the Children of Alcohol Dependent Parents Innovation Fund

Understanding how local areas can improve their systems for identifying and responding to families and children affected by alcohol dependency and parental conflict.

Public Health England
A woman’s place is in the (on-line) world?

This blog from June 2020 considers some of the benefits and disadvantages of technology for women and girls, as online communication became the ‘new normal’ during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual support and vulnerability in the women and girls sector

This blog shared how projects were adapting to lockdown restrictions in the early days of COVID-19, providing online, remote and socially distanced support to women and girls who were facing some of the greatest negative impacts of the pandemic.

WGI Synthesis Report #1: 'The Women and Girls Initiative'
Covid-19 and the Women and Girls Initiative

The first of 5 blogs about COVID-19, which shared some of the achievements of projects as they quickly and effectively mobilised to support women despite the challenges presented by the pandemic.

A Safer Pair of Hands: BME and specialist Violence Against Women and Girls work

A new insights briefing from the Women and Girls Initiative.

On Being an Orphan – an untold story
Resilient Europe and Societies by Innovating Local Communities

Understanding the part that the community has to play in increasing resilience to recover and adapt following natural disasters.

Why Work with Young Women and Girls Matters: An insights briefing

A briefing designed to support those providing services for young women and girls.

Influencing Commissioners – new guide published
A resource for projects funded through the National Lottery Community Fund’s Women and Girls Initiative.
Learning from Veterans
Reflecting on a recent feasibility study for the Forces in Mind Trust. Sometimes you learn more from facing challenges than from success. In our latest research report, this was definitely the case....
With memory and desire
The creation of our annual report is a way of capturing “memories” or moments across the year.
Why Women’s Centres Work: An Evidence Briefing

How Women’s Centres can play a key role in meeting the needs of women in their communities?

WGI Descriptor Report: 'Diving into the Women and Girls Initiative'
Can an egalitarian reform in the parental leave system reduce the motherhood labor penalty? Some evidence from Spain
Fernández-Cornejo, J.A., Del-Pozo, E., Escot, L., & Castellanos-Serrano, C. (2018) Can an egalitarian reform in the parental leave system reduce the motherhood labor penalty? Some evidence from Spain. Revista Española de Sociología RES 27 doi:10.22325/fes/res.2018.3.
Have we lost the ‘we’?

The first blog written by Professor Liz Kelly, CWASU, London Metropolitan University, for the WGI, in 2018.

About the Women and Girls Initiative

An introduction to the Women and Girls Initiative Learning and Impact Services.

Women and Girls’ Initiative – Learning and Impact Services
New project announcement...
Armed Forces Community Healthcare Navigation
The Tavistock Institute has been commissioned by Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) to develop and assess an Armed Forces Community Healthcare Navigation pilot in South Birmingham. We are responsible for running a feasibility study assessing the potential for further roll out of the delivery model on a larger scale...
Evaluation of Health Navigation for Diabetes
The National Association for Primary Care (NAPC)
Money Advice Service — Developing Strategic Theories of Change & Outcomes Framework

We worked with the Money Advice Service (now known as MoneyHelper) to develop strategic Theories of Change and an Outcomes Framework for the Financial Capability Strategy.

Money Helper
Realising Ambition process evaluation
The Big Lottery Fund’s (BIG) Realising Ambition programme is a UK-wide initiative that has invested £25 million in outstanding projects that have proven their effectiveness in helping young people fulfil their potential and avoid the pathways into offending.
Evaluation of public policies: marital property regimes and parental leave systems. Effects on welfare regime from the gender perspective.
Castellanos Serrano, C. (2016) Evaluation of public policies: marital property regimes and parental leave systems. Effects on welfare regime from the gender perspective, Complutense University of Madrid (PhD Thesis) .
Benefits of Gender Equality (BGE)
EIGE’s project ‘Benefits of Gender Equality’ aimed to reflect on strategic approaches and methodologies used for conceptualisation and measuring of some of those benefits...
International Centre for Social Franchising
Evaluation of Connect Hackney: Ageing Better

A co-produced evaluation working with volunteer Community Researchers.

Gender Pay Gap
Gender inequality is a complex socio-economic phenomenon and the gender pay gap is a clear and persistent impact and indicator of this inequality.
Findings: Personal Relationships and Poverty - An Evidence and Policy Review
Castellanos, C., Corlyon, J., Grieve, M., Stock, L., (2014). 'Findings: Personal Relationships and Poverty - An Evidence and Policy Review', in Joseph Rowntree Foundation Reducing Poverty in the UK: a collection of evidence reviews, pp. 126-129
Do Fathers Who Took Childbirth Leave Become More Involved in Their Children’s Care?
Fernández-Cornejo, J.A., Escot, L.,Del-Pozo, E. & Castellanos-Serrano, C. (2016) 'Do Fathers Who Took Childbirth Leave Become More Involved in Their Children’s Care? The case of Spain'. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, XLVII(2), pp. 169-191.
Social Seducement: Serious gaming for social entrepreneurship
During 2014-17 we led a pan-European consortium to develop a serious online role play game to train potential social entrepreneurs. The Social Seducement project aims to...
Rethink Mental Illness
Evaluation of Tower Hamlets’ Supportive Families and Empowered Communities Parenting Practitioner Training & Support Project
The project focussed on the evaluation of a Prevent training programme for parenting practitioners and other professional working with children in Tower Hamlets.
Project Oracle
Impact Evaluation - Project Oracle: children & youth evidence hub for London
Following a process evaluation in 2013, Project Oracle commissioned the Tavistock Institute to carry out an impact evaluation with specific reference to a cohort of arts organisations.
Ealing Council
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
NHS Citizen

Creating a system that will genuinely hold the Board of NHS England to account

How Effective is Mental Well-being Impact Assessment?
TIHR carry out a first level review of evidence in order to assess effectiveness and identify gaps.
'Who are the real insane? Our perceptions of disordered thinking and behaviour as defences against imagination’
In this seminar, Mannie explored the social dimension of mental illness and the role mental illness plays for and on behalf of society. Mannie suggested that all work generates anxiety and that the people involved in the work, from strategists, leaders, managers and front-line staff, create various defenses to manage and cope with that anxiety.
Evaluating the EMPAC project: empowering parents and children
London Borough of Hounslow
Participatory Action Research of Fostering Futures
Evaluating Fostering Futures therapeutic fostering service through action research: bringing together evidence and value-based approaches to evaluation. A presentation given by Laura Stock, Ian Taberrer and Dr Dione Hills, to the UK Evaluation Society.
This project aims to bring schools across Europe together through the creation of an online network to enhance and learn more from creativity, exploration and science in European school education.
Inspiring Science Education (ISE)
Inspiring Science Education (ISE) Large Scale Experimentation Scenarios to Mainstream eLearning in Science, Mathematics and Technology in Primary and Secondary Schools. The main aim of the Inspiring Science Education (ISE) project is to support...
Improving School Governance Using an Action Learning Approach (IGUANA)
The Open University Business School (OUBS)
Replication Process Evaluation: How to Replicate Interventions which Stop Youth Offending
The Big Lottery Fund’s (BIG) ‘Realising Ambition‘ programme is a UK-wide initiative that is investing 25 million in outstanding projects that have proven their effectiveness in helping young people fulfil their potential and avoid the pathways into offending.
Longitudinal Study: Jewish Secondary Education
A longitudinal study to explore the outcomes and impact of Jewish Secondary Education on the school community and beyond.
Report: Evaluation of the JISC’s Virtual Research Environment Programme
This report presents the achievements and lessons learnt from the 15 projects that participated in the VRE1 programme.
Report: Evaluation Of NESTA’s Learning Programme
A report on the work carried out during the evaluation of NESTA ‘Learning Programme presenting its main results, conclusions and recommendations.
Report: Engaging Innovation - Innovation in the Public Sector
TIHR secured funding from the Local Government Association, the Improvement and Development Agency and the Cabinet Office for a project on innovation in public services.
Report: New Deal Disabled People Innovative Scheme Pilots
TIHR evaluation team was commissioned to undertake an evaluation alongside the New Deal Disabled People Innovative Scheme Pilots.
Report: Evaluation of the ONE (Single Work-Focused Gateway) Pilot
The report provides an account of the observational case study and staff research evaluation of ‘ONE’ delivery, which was one strand of several assessing the performance of the ONE pilots.
Report: The Evaluation of the Work-Life Balance Challenge Fund
This evaluation took a multilevel approach to investigate the effectiveness and efficiency of the WLB-CF by utilising both qualitative (semi-structured interviews with key personnel) and quantitative (documentary analysis) approaches.
Report: Evaluation Of Wales Co-Operative Centre
This is the draft final report of the evaluation of Wales Co-operative Centre (WCC) Services and organisational review undertaken between March and October 2003.
Report: Books and Bytes: New Service Paradigms for the 21st Century Library
A report concerning the Evaluation of the People’s Network and ICT Training for Public Library Staff Programme.
Report: The Role and Effectiveness of Collaborative Knowledge Systems in Health Promotion and Health Support (RECKS)
A summary report of the main practical outputs of the the' Role and Effectiveness of Collaborative Knowledge Systems in Health Promotion and Health Support' (RECKS) project.
Report: Evaluation of the Community Facilitation Programme
A report concerning the Evaluation of the Community Facilitation Programme set up in July 2001 by the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit (NRU) within the then Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Report: Evaluation of the Community Regeneration Toolkit
The aim of the Community Regeneration Toolkit is to provide support for community groups to develop local partnerships and implement strategies and action plans that promoted the economic development of their community.
Report: Learning from Domestic Violence Partnerships
This is the final report of work undertaken by TIHR on domestic violence partnerships on behalf of the Local Government Association (LGA).
Report: 'Tributaries Not Chains': A Policy Position Paper for LACORS
A study TIHR has carried out with LACORS to help it think about what more it can do to support and drive improvement in local regulatory services, as part of the wider local government improvement agenda.
Report: All Our Futures: The Challenges for Local Governance
A review commissioned by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister from TIHR, Local Government Information Unit and Solon Consultants.
Report: Measuring Public Value 2: Practical Approaches
Building on existing academic and policy work around public value, The Work Foundation’s project aims to help policymakers, public managers and institutions understand the concept of public value and see how it can be applied in practice
Report: Evaluation of the Framework for the Future Action Plan 2003-06
This final report of the evaluation of the Framework for the Future action plan 2003-06 presents the findings of the evaluation research on improvement and development in library services and the contribution of the Framework action plan activities.
Report: The Fourth Option - Traditional Values in a Modern Setting?
A policy review for Fourth Option Special Interest Group (FOSIG) of the Local Government Association.
Report: Evaluating Science and Society Initiatives: (1) A Framework for Evaluation Report; (2) SETNET Evaluation Framework Pilot Report
This Evaluation Framework is a key output of a project commissioned jointly by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)...
Report: Evaluation of the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology
This report follows a request from DIUS to TIHR to carry out an evaluation of the UK Resource Centre for women (UKRC) in Science , Engineering and Technology (SET), focusing specifically on the centre’s work with women returners and employers.
Report: Caring in a Crisis: The Contribution of Social Care to Emergency Response and Recovery
Report on the SCIE commissioned investigation on the role of social care in the response and recovery to emergency incidents.
Report: Interventions for Children and Young People with Drug-misusing Carers
This report is the output of Department of Health commissioned research as part of Phase II of their Drug Misuse Research Initiative (DMRI), Research on Understanding Treatment Experiences and Services (ROUTES).
Report: Evaluation of the Parenting Fund
Report of the DfES commissioned national evaluation of the Parenting Fund in 2005.
Report: The Effectiveness of Straight Talking - Listening, Hearing and Remembering
A piece of research, commissioned by Straight Talking with funding from Barking and Dagenham PCT and the Teenage Pregnancy Unit in the Department for Children, Schools and Families...
Report: A Methodological Paper to Inform the Future Evaluation of CLG-funded Local Authority Preventing Violent Extremism Work
This report is a methodology paper to inform the future national evaluation of CLG funded Local Authority-led PREVENT activities.
Delivery of Local Road Safety - Road Safety Research Report
The Department for Transport commissioned AECOM, in association with the Tavistock Institute, to design and deliver a three-year independent evaluation of the delivery of local road user safety.
Report: Feasibility of Transferring Budget and Commissioning Responsibility for Forensic Sexual Offences Examination Work from the Police to the NHS
A feasibility study and evidence base to support an impact assessment, commissioned by Department of Health’s Violence and Social Exclusion Programme and the Home Office.
National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA)
The Museums Libraries & Archives Council
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Work Foundation
Welsh Development Agency
Straight Talking (with funds from the DCFS and Barking and Dagenham PCT)
NHSIII (NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement)
National Assembly for Wales
Office for Students
Big Lottery Fund
Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)
Durham District Councils
Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA)
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Local Government Association
Local Authorities Coordination of Regulatory Services (LACORS)
Devon and Cornwall Constabulary
Gloucestershire Local Government Association
Health Authority
Major Police Authority
National Archives Council
Department of Health
Department for Work & Pensions
Department of Transport
Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)
Fathers Direct (Big Lottery Fund)
FOSIG (Fourth Option Special Interest Group)
Employers’ Organisation for Local Government
Department for Education (DfE)
Community Care Inform
British Council
Brighton and Hove City Council
Department of Communites and Local Government (DCLG)
Birmingham University
The National Lottery Community Fund
Arts and Humanities Data Service
Small Towns & Villages Enterprise Initiative in Wales
As an expert review, the Tavistock Institute’s role was defined as bringing together a pool of knowledge, experience and expertise in the evaluation of regional and rural development mechanisms to bear on this review of community regeneration arrangements in Pembrokeshire.
The Contribution of Social Care to Emergency Response and Recovery
A knowledge review combining a systematic literature review with a practice survey.
The Fourth Option: Traditional Values in a Modern Setting
The Fourth Option Special Interest Group (FOSIG) represents the interests of a group of district councils who opted for a streamlined committee system as opposed to a mayor/leader cabinet (executive) arrangement in the reorganisation of local government after the 2000 Local Government Act.
The Role and Effectiveness of Collaborative Knowledge Systems in Health Promotion and Health Support (RECKS)
The main aim of RECKS was to assess and enhance the role and effectiveness of collaborative knowledge systems in health promotion and health support.
Police Counselling Service Audit
The Tavistock Institute helped a police service to design an audit process as part of a wider quality assurance programme for the organisation’s Occupational Health service.
LACORS Regulation for Excellence: an Organisational Review
This project involves the Tavistock Institute working with LACORS to help the organisation to:
Provision of Quality Assurance Advice as part of the Review of the Public Diplomacy Pilots
An extension of recent work with the Public Diplomacy partners to develop, design and implement the Influencer Tracker.
Parenting Fund
A research team consisting of staff from the Policy Research Bureau and the Tavistock Institute – funded by the then Department for Education and Skills – undertake a national evaluation of the Parenting Fund.
New Deal Disabled People Innovative Scheme Pilots
This project involved the evaluation of a number of employment support schemes for disabled people located in independent sector. Involved support for and use of local evaluation activities.
Measures of User Satisfaction for University Based Repositories of Archives and Manuscripts
This project concerned the development of measures of user satisfaction for university based repositories of archives and manuscripts for the Higher Education Funding Councils’ (HEFC) non formula funding of special collections in the humanities initiative (NFF).
Longitudinal Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Young People’s Substance Misuse Service Provision in Tower Hamlets
An evaluation with five main aims.
Local Road User Safety Evaluation and Action Learning
The Tavistock Institute working in close partnership with AECOM has been commissioned to deliver a cutting edge study identifying best practice to increase safety on local roads.
LAAs, LSPs and Behaviour Change
The priorities being agreed between councils, local partners and central government in local area agreements point to the fact that influencing people’s behaviour is an increasingly important aspect of local council’s aspirations.
Innovations In CVT In The Workplace: A Comparative Perspective
This study, funded by ESRC as part of its Learning Society Programme, aimed to understand the factors, internal and external to the firm that encouraged the introduction of new forms of CVT within companies.
Interventions for Children Young People Schools and Families with Drug Misusing Carers
A study to explore the range of interventions aimed at supporting children and young people who live with a drug misusing parent/ carer.
Evaluation of Tower Hamlets Prevent Projects
In 2010, TIHR was commissioned by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to carry out an evaluation of the local Prevent projects funded between 2008 and 2011. This work builds on our earlier Prevent-evaluation activities in this field...
Evaluation Of UK Civil Service Reforms
The Tavistock Institute headed the team that designed overall evaluation including scoping study for Cabinet Office.
Evaluation Of Wales Co-Operative Centre
An organisational review and evaluation of services for the Wales Co-operative Centre, a third sector organisation sponsored by the Welsh TUC was undertaken during 2002-3.
Exploring the Role of the Voluntary Sector in Supporting Parents and Families
This piece of work, commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), investigates the role played by the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in England in supporting parents, carers and families under the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda.
Future Human Resource Development Issues in Government
Research study on the future workforce development issues faced by local government.
ICT training in public libraries – a Formative Study of Best Practice in the UK
The main purpose of this study was to learn from the experience of ICTL so as to inform future training and professional development in the public library sector and more broadly.
Impact Assessment of the Performance Partnership
The Local Government Association (LGA) commissioned the Tavistock Institute and the Local Government Centre, Warwick Business School, to undertake an impact assessment of the Performance Partnership Central Bodies on local government improvement.
Incorporating Evaluation into Everyday Practice: Pilot Seminar
TIHR in partnership with the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) part of the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham has been commissioned by NHSIII to design and deliver a one-day pilot seminar on evaluation, targeted at NHS Live members who are running or will be running an improvement project.
Evaluation of the Child Poverty Pilots: Delivering Improved Services for Separating Parents
The evaluation of the Child Poverty Pilots for Separating Parents, which was led by TIHR and published by the Department for Education (DfE).
Evaluation of Phase Two Skilled for Health
TIHR was part of the National Evaluation team for the second phase of 'Skilled for Health'. We used a ‘Theory of Change’ framework to evaluate Skilled for Health at programme, project and individual level.
Evaluation of New Deal for Lone Parents: Extension to Eligibility
TIHR conducted an evaluation of the participation of the new groups in the programme for the Department of Work and Pensions.
Evaluation Of NESTA’s Learning Programme
Formative evaluation designed to help NESTA gain an understanding of it's Learning Programme.
Evaluation of Investment in Cycling

Continuing a partnership with Faber Maunsell this evaluation sees the application of the framework to the cycling cities and towns (CCTs).

Evaluation of Healthy Living Centres
Taking the lead in a consortium, the Tavistock Institute evaluates the HLC programme success in terms of the aims of the Big Lottery Fund and the HLCs themselves.
Evaluation Of Framework for The Future: The Improvement Programme for English Public Libraries
The Tavistock Institute was commissioned by the Museums and Libraries and Archives (MLA) to evaluate the impact of the Framework for the Future (F4F) action plan on library services and the public library system, in support of the further improvement and development of the Framework action plan.
Evaluation of a Healthy Start
The Tavistock Institute worked in partnership with Symbia management consultants to evaluate phase 1 of Healthy Start, a Department of Health scheme which has replaced the Welfare Food Scheme in the Phase 1 area (Devon and Cornwall).
Evaluating Science and Society
In February 2006, TIHR was commissioned by the then Office of Science and Technology in association with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), to design, pilot and then further refine an evaluation framework for use in evaluating Science and Society initiatives.
Evaluating PREVENT Projects and Programmes: Guidelines for Local Authorities and their Partners
TIHR was commissioned by Communities and Local Government (CLG) to develop a set of guidelines on how local authorities can evaluate their local preventing violent extremism (PREVENT) projects and programmes.
Engaging Innovation - Innovation in the Public Sector
The aim of the project was to review the literature on innovation to identify lessons for the encouragement and replication of innovation in public services and to scope an action research approach to apply the lessons of the review to a number of current challenging policy areas.
Local Domestic Abuse Partnerships
This research builds on long-standing streams of research at the Institute into partnership issues at a number of different levels, including: interdisciplinary and inter-organisational working; developing partnership working; partnership delivery in local cross-sectoral settings; and the role of partnership coordinators in a range of initiatives.
Development Of An Evaluation Strategy For Arts And Humanities Data Service (AHDS)
The evaluation framework was intended to secure British Library Research and Innovation Centre's (BLRIC) continued position in promoting research and innovation in the library community.
Development of an Evaluation Framework for Making Better Use Schemes
The purpose of this study, led by Faber Maunsell, was to develop an evaluation framework for Better Use (BU) schemes.
Developing Partnership Working for Behaviour Change: Preventing Risky Behaviours in Brighton and Hove’s Young People
The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) and Local Government Improvement and Development (LGID) worked together with Brighton and Hove City Council to explore how public services working better in partnership could help to prevent risky behaviour taking by young people.
Developing An Evaluation Strategy For The (Then) British Library Research And Innovation Centre
The Tavistock Institute was commissioned in late 1997 to produce a methodology for evaluating research funded by grant-in-aid through the British Library’s Research and Innovation Centre (BLRIC – now part of the Library and Information Commission).
Designing a Formative Evaluation Strategy for the New Deal for Communities
Urban renewal and community development for DCLG/ODPM
Community Resource Pack
The Community Conflict Resource pack was commissioned as part of wider neighbourhood renewal and community cohesion policies.
Evaluation of the Human and Environmental Factors in Devon and Cornwall Police Call Centres
An evaluation as part of a wider organisational consultancy project by The Tavistock Institute which involved a combination of primary data collection through interviews and focus groups (with both staff and supervisors) and secondary analysis of existing documentation resulting in a report outlining main recommendations.
Evaluation of the Community Regeneration Toolkit
The Tavistock Institute was commissioned by the WDA to evaluate the community regeneration toolkit over three years.
Evaluation of the JISC’s Virtual Research Environment Programme
Formative evaluation designed to assess...
Evaluation of the Long-Term Effectiveness of Straight Talking
TIHR was commissioned by Straight Talking to conduct a longitudinal evaluation of the Straight Talking programme.
Evaluation Of The Neighbourhood Renewal Unit's Community Facilitation Programme
The overall aim of this project was to evaluate the contribution of the Community Facilitation Programme (CFP) to improving community cohesion in particular regions in the UK.
Evaluation of the ONE (Single Work-Focused Gateway) Pilot
Delivery evaluation of the ONE (Single Work-Focused Gateway) pilot which involved formative evaluation of the provision of integrated services to unemployed and benefits recipients.
Evaluation of the UKRC (the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science Engineering and Technology)
The primary purpose of the evaluation was to assess the extent to which the UKRC was meeting its mission, purposes and objectives, and its effectiveness.
Review of Strategic Partnership Working in Gloucestershire
A review which was facilitated by TIHR focused as much on the underlying dynamics of partnership as on structures.
Engaging Democracy: A Fresh Approach to Local Governance in County Durham
This project involves the development of a clear and realistic strategy for the introduction of a more devolved and engaged form of local governance across a county.
A Leadership Development Programme for a Bank's Business Heads
The bank had lost elements of it business focus as the current business model had had the effect of turning the 34 businesses into self-contained 'silos'.
A Peer Review of the Prevent Programme
During 2010-11 TIHR worked with Tower Hamlets Council, Lancashire Prevent Forum and Local Government Improvement and Development (now part of the Local Government Group) to create and facilitate a Prevent Peer Evaluation process...
An Evaluation Strategy for the Research Support Libraries Programme (RSLP)
The Higher Education Funding Council’s (HEFC) Research Support Libraries Programme (RSLP) is concerned with the availability of specialised library and archival resources for researchers. TIHR was contracted to prepare an evaluation strategy for the programme.
A Think-Piece on Measurement of Public Value
The paper is part of a larger project that seeks to examine a number of different aspects of the concept of public value and how public value can be applied in practice.
A Voice of the Public on Health Issues
TIHR consultants devised an extended organisational development intervention that helped managers and staff to develop new roles for senior and middle managers and staff consistent with achieving their business goals and supporting the new organisational plan being implemented.
Can Organisations Learn from Experience?
Set against the changes of the NHS in the 1990’s, management at all levels were anxious and exhausted. Over a period of five years, a Health Authority in the Home Counties went through seven mergers.
Where Next For Teenage Parents
A presentation given by Principal Researcher Judy Corlyon to a group of staff and post-graduate students at the University of Greenwich on 25th April 2012.
Action research as a methodology that brings together value-based and evidence based approaches
The leader of the TIHR Trauma Stream of work, Dr Milena Stateva recently presented an argument on the potential of action research to bring together evidence-based and value-based approaches to practice enhancement and policy making.
Arts & Organisation

Arts and Organisation is an alive enquiry, an evolving social practice of the arts within contemporary social science. 


Our consultants are there both to hold the space open for profound discussions and ensure that actions are taken, and accountability lines identified.

The Women & Girls Initiative

The National Lottery Community Fund has engaged the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, DMSS and CWASU (the partners), to support the Women and Girls Initiative (WGI). The partners will support the Fund’s WGI grant holders to capture and share learning, develop a community of networked services that is stronger and has greater influence.

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