Social research

CEP specialises in undertaking social research using a range of quantitative and qualitative techniques for gathering and analysing information on the relationships between people and the environment.

Example projects include:

Flood Awareness Wales community engagement review. For Natural Resources Wales. 2015 - 2016.

Guardians of the Deep – Gap analysis of existing public engagement in the marine environment (led by Natural Values, with Bright Angel Coastal Consultants and Vaughan Redfern).  For Kent Wildlife Trust.  2015 - 2016.

Evaluation of the Communities Prepared project (led by Groundwork South, with Exeter University and Cornwall Community Flood Forum). For Big Lottery Fund. 2015 - 2017.

The health and social benefits of nature and biodiversity protection (led by IEEP, with Milieu, METLA, ICLEI and WWF Germany). For the European Commission's DG Environment. 2015 - 2016.

A two way conversation with the people of Scotland on the social impact of offshore renewables (with Pidgin Perfect and Nereus Environmental). For Marine Scotland. 2014 - 2015.

Public perception of environmental risks (with University of A Coruña, University of Latvia, Oikos, Sapienza University of Rome and West University of Timisoara). For the European Commission's DG Environment. 2014 - 2015.

Evidence review: Locality and community climate change resilience (with Lancaster University and University of Sussex). For the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). 2014 - 2015.

Managed service provider for evidence reviews in the context of water resources and flood risk management (led by Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), with British Geological Survey (BGS), HR Wallingford, WS Atkins, Vivid Economics and others). For the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). 2014 - 2016.

Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Evaluation (with Flood Hazard Research Centre, University of Northumbria, University of Surrey and the new economics foundation). For the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). 2013 - 2015.

National public dialogue on space weather (led by 3KQ). Commissioned by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Sciencewise-erc, with sponsorship from Lloyds of London, National Environment Research Council (NERC), National Grid and STFC- RAL Space. 2014.

The role of public participation and stakeholder dialogue in water management (with Milieu). For the European Environment Agency. 2013 - 2014.

Community resilience research: theoretical research and analysis of UK community resilience (with Kingston University). For the Cabinet Office and DSTL. 2011.