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Centre for Social Innovation

Centre for Social Innovation

The Centre for Social Innovation collaboratively seeks new avenues for public innovation surrounding contemporary national and international challenges which threaten the physical and emotional security of individuals, communities and societies.

The team explores the complex interplay between social cohesion, public policy and societal change, working collaboratively with a range of research partners. These include the College of Policing, the National Crime Agency, the UK Intellectual Property Office, the Ministry of Justice, Public Health England, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, NHS Digital, Durham County Council, Children North East, and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland.

Work spans five research themes:


  • Technology, innovation and civics

  • Communities, education and work

  • Place, change and harm

  • Crime, social exclusion and extremism

  • Co-producing alcohol and public health research.

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Research centre leads

Professor Marty Chamberlain

Professor Marty Chamberlain

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Combatting organised crime

Informing smarter approaches for preventing and dealing with organised crime

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Engaging everyone in public health policy

Highlighting the value of stakeholder participation when developing public health programmes

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