The Institute of Applied Social Research (IASR) at the University of Bedfordshire is recognised for its expertise in:
- Evaluating strengths-based practice to improve social work practice (e.g. motivational interviewing and systemic practice)
- Research with children looked after and young people negotiating the transition from care to adulthood
- Safeguarding children and young people from child sexual exploitation and other forms of abuse
- Contextual safeguarding
- Engaging Participant Expert by Experience Researchers in the design and conduct of studies
In the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) 78% of our research was assessed to be world-leading or internationally excellent.