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  • Our expertise

    Read our policy and methodological case studies to find out how research is powerful in shaping policy decisions at the national and local level.

  • Who we work with

    Our clients include government, think tanks, charities, businesses, universities and other research organisations.  

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    • Lady on street Our methods expertise

      Surveys

      We have a longstanding reputation for conducting complex, robust surveys. And we carry out our own research into best practice so we can improve the surveys we conduct for you.

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    • toynbee map tool Our methods expertise

      Cognitive testing

      Cognitive testing improves data collection tools, like questionnaires and diaries. This avoids problems that can result in measurement error, ensuring we produce the best quality data.

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    • Demos toolkit inforgraphic Our methods expertise

      Data analysis

      Our analysts have high-level data manipulation and statistical skills, drawing on methods ranging from summary tabulations to multivariate techniques.

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    • Trauma and abuse Our methods expertise

      Qualitative

      We use depth interviews, focus groups and observational and deliberative methods to present the social world in all its richness and complexity.

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    • Natcen Office Our methods expertise

      Evaluations

      Understanding what works, and why, is central to effective policy making - so evaluation research has a critical role to play. 

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  • Sharing what we know

    NatCen Learning is the leading provider of high-quality research courses, seminars and workshops.

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    • Science Lesson Crop Our policy expertise

      Children and Families

      Our aim is to make a significant contribution to public understanding of key contemporary issues for children and families including early years and parenting, education and mental health, against a backdrop of significant challenges for children and young people.

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    • RS1669 Tmitchell 120908 5320 Our policy expertise

      Communities, Work and Income

      Our work includes research and evaluation projects across a broad set of policy areas including jobs and skills, welfare, equalities, housing, communities and civil society.   The research we undertake speaks to fundamental questions that are key to enabling all of us to live happy, fulfilled lives as well as to supporting a healthy, well-functioning society.

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    • Scales of justice Our policy expertise

      Crime and Justice

      Our work explores drivers of offending and experiences of prison and probation as well as the impact of crime on victims and communities. We have a particularly strong track record of research with victims and perpetrators of violence and abuse as well as extremism and radicalisation.

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    • Health Visitor Our policy expertise

      Health and Social Care

      Our work includes research and evaluation projects across a broad set of policy areas in the health and social care sector, with a particular focus on service evaluation and innovation, as well as complex challenges including: system integration; multi-morbidity; ageing; disability and employment; addiction; and mental health.

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  • Get in touch

    For more information, contact our New Business team at 0207 549 9584 or fill in our contact form.