Our projects

All of our research and evaluation projects are unique, responding to the needs of our clients as well as the people and communities we involve. Have a look at our portfolio below to get an idea of our approach, and the diversity of projects we have delivered.
People Powered Retrofit

People Powered Retrofit

2021

We are working with Carbon Co-op and URBED, to evaluate their BEIS funded ‘People Powered Retrofit’ service.

Building Evaluation in Europe

Building Evaluation in Europe

2021

Shortwork worked with the University of Reading and ACE to produce a guide to post occupancy evaluation for European architects.

The Energy Data Co-op

The Energy Data Co-op

2021

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

Our 100 Year Street

Our 100 Year Street

2020

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

Participatory Action Research App

Participatory Action Research App

2020

Shortwork brought together collaborators in a scoping workshop to develop a Participatory Action Research (PAR) App ...

Big Local Evaluation

Big Local Evaluation

2020

We’re working with 3Ps and Local Trust to develop evaluation support to local community projects around the country who have received funding from Big Local.

Better Births

Better Births

2019

Shortwork and 3Ps trained 15 women in participatory research to explore experiences of maternity care in North Central London.

Holistic Harmonies

Holistic Harmonies

2019

Holistic Harmonies commissioned Shortwork to explore the benefits of their intergenerational music and movement sessions in Liverpool care homes.

Community Insights Programme

Community Insights Programme

2018

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

Inclusive Sport in Sheffield

Inclusive Sport in Sheffield

2018

Using participatory research methods, Shortwork explored the benefits and barriers to engagement in inclusive sports in Sheffield.

Building Knowledge

Building Knowledge

2018

Pathways to Post Occupancy Evaluation helps architects to embed project evaluation into their work.

Talking about Loneliness

Talking about Loneliness

2017

Undertaken for Tower Hamlets Council, this participatory research project explores experiences of loneliness among older people in the Borough.

Retracing London’s Drovers Roads

Retracing London’s Drovers Roads

2016

We worked with Howard Miller Design on a community mapping project for the ‘A High Line for London’ green infrastructure competition.

RIBA guide to community engagement

RIBA guide to community engagement

2016

Written for the RIBA, this piece of guidance sets out the principles of good community engagement for architects.

Health and Wellbeing at Work

Health and Wellbeing at Work

2015

Poplar HARCA commissioned Shortwork to facilitate participatory sessions with Estate Services teams in order to gain workers’ views on health and wellbeing at work.

Cancer Screening

Cancer Screening

2015

Commissioned by Tower Hamlets Public Health, this participatory research project explores community perspectives on cancer screening.

Shared ownership: a half-way house?

Shared ownership: a half-way house?

2015

This study evaluates shared ownership housing – government sponsored part-buy/part-rent schemes designed to help people to get a foot onto the housing ladder.

Ethical Standards for Participatory Research

Ethical Standards for Participatory Research

2014

We worked with the Participatory Practitioners for Change network to develop a set of ethical standards for participatory research.

Community Perspectives on Diabetes

Community Perspectives on Diabetes

2014

We trained a team of local people to undertake research into knowledge and attitudes towards Diabetes Type Two in Tower Hamlets.