The Centre for Social Evaluation and Impact (CSEI) at Teesside University was launched in 2019 in response to the growing demand for research that will address current societal challenges.
It aims to stimulate the greater sharing of knowledge and collaborative research between academics and public stakeholders.
Many organisations are measured on their success in achieving social outcomes, which in turn is central to their ability to maintain trust and legitimacy with both their stakeholders and future funders.
Increasingly, those organisations need to be able to provide independent evidence to funding bodies that demonstrates how outcomes and value has been achieved. This type of evaluative research is often complex, crosses a wide variety of academic disciplines and requires independence.
The CSEI works with organisations across the North East and beyond, to develop bespoke research-led evaluation projects of grant funded projects.
An evaluation of Sunderland City Councils Time to Care project is underway to determine the effectiveness of approaches taken to raise-awareness of self-harm and establish how to respond and work with young people in order to support coping mechanisms.
The Heritage Lottery funded Great Place project proposes to use culture and arts to connect communities across the Tees Valley and to coalesce a positive and authentic sense of belonging across the region.
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