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How We Change Policy

Our aim is to make a real-world difference to policy-making by conducting research using innovative methods, co-produced with policy-makers, services and service users. We make a range of resources available to support policy-makers and practitioners. These help people to establish what works, disseminate findings on specific policies and share our insights on innovative methods.

Latest News and Events

Latest News


Funded MSc Traineeship

The Education Endowment Foundation is advertising a funded MSc Traineeship to study Evaluation & Policy Analysis at Manchester Metropolitan University or Social Research Methods at University College London

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Obituary: Professor Susan Baines

Professor Susan Baines died on the 10th November 2023 at the age of 67

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Latest Events


The Manchester International Crime and Justice Film Festival 2023

Welcome to the 2023 festival sponsored by the Department of Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University and curated by staff from the…

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UK Evaluation Society Webinar ‘Learning the Art of Evaluation’ featuring PERU’s Prof Chris Fox

Professor Chris Fox will be presenting at the webinar about the PERU-offered MSc in Evaluation and Policy Analysis, as part of the drive to spotlight…

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