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Action Research for Social Change

We design research projects to analyse and find solutions to pressing social issues. Our evaluations help our clients to understand impact and evidence value. Our participatory research training enables individuals and organisations to engage and co-create meaningful change with communities.

Our services

Latest projects




We worked with Tower Hamlets Public Health to evaluate their pioneering approach to community-led research and consultation.

Shortwork is collaborating with Squash, Urbed, UCL and MMU on a UKRI funded participatory mapping project in Toxteth, Liverpool.

Shortwork is providing an evaluation package to reflect upon the process of developing new digital services at the Carbon Co-op.

Upcoming training

March, 2021

Participatory Action Research

This two day workshop in Participatory Action Research (PAR), will give you the tools and confidence to engage ...

April, 2021

Participatory mapping

Learn how to engage local people in digital mapping.

May, 2021

Participatory data analysis

Practical approaches to the analysis of  data with peer researchers.


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