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Peter Van Der Graaf
Knowledge Exchange Broker,
School of Health & Social Care
T: 01642 342989E: email@example.com
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Peter is the AskFuse Research Manager and a Research Fellow.
For the past five years, he has been a Research Fellow in the Social Futures Institute at Teesside University and joined the research team in the School of Health and Social Care in January 2013 to support the NIHR HS&DR project on research use and knowledge mobilisation in the commissioning and planning of public health services.
At the Social Futures Institute, Peter had been working on a range of social research and consultancy projects, focusing particularly on social exclusion, non-formal education and youth participation.
Before coming to Teesside, Peter was employed for nine years as a researcher for the Verwey-Jonker institute in the Netherlands - an independent institute that carries out strategic policy and evaluation research into social issues, it was there that Peter gained extensive experience in researching social inequalities and social policies across the European Union.
Applying research evidence and translating knowledge have been a leading thread in Peter's career. Since gaining a degree in sociology in 1998, Peter has specialised in research methods and analysis in the Netherlands and the UK. In both countries Peter has worked in an interdisciplinary research environment. All projects have involved informing and influencing external stakeholders.
Since June 2013, Peter has taken up the post of AskFuse Research Manager within HSCI, an exciting new service created within Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research, to broker academic expertise on Public Health within the five North East Universities to policy and practice partners.
Within the Social Futures Institute, Peter was involved in two short Knowledge Transfer Projects (sKTPs) for local housing associations Fabrick Housing and NorthStar. Both sKTPs focused on transferring academic knowledge about Social Return On Investment (SROI)-methodologies to community investment programmes developed by both organisations that would enable them to better demonstrate their impact and improve their services to residents.
Research interests in brief
External research funding since 2008
External research collaborations
Four selected publications since 2008
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