We do high quality research into the theory and practice of social innovation and the character of contemporary inequality.

Our approach to these issues is distinctive in that we prioritise deep qualitative work rather than number crunching, although we do some of that too. We’re also unusually practical; we get out and about rather than hiding behind our desks. We find this gives us a richer sense of what people value in their lives and of what works in practice. And it means we’re often the first to spot emerging trends and fresh ideas for shaking things up.

To find out more about our research, please get in touch with Mary Hodgson, Head of Ethnography at