Social research partners

The Social and Economic Research Group works in partnership with researchers and policy-makers in other government departments, universities and non-government organisations specialising in both qualitative and quantitative Social Science research methods. We also work with land management practitioners and local communities.

We are currently closely working with:

Forestry Commission and two Primary Care Trusts in the North East of England
A pilot project promoting health and well-being benefits of using woodlands.

English Nature, Lancashire Constabulary and CabeSpace
A seminar which focuses on addressing crime and safety issues in relation to woodlands and natural spaces.

US Forest Service, Alison Dyke, Scottish Forestry Trust, Scottish Enterprise, Forestry Commission
Research exploring the role of woodland plants and plant materials (non-timber forest products) in Scottish woodlands.