Innovating in the third sector – online research and services in 2020

A Policy Scotland/Third Sector Research Forum online event

Policy Scotland and Scotland’s Third Sector Research Forum hosted the virtual seminar Innovating in the third sector – online research and services in 2020 with 40 people from the academic, third and public sectors.

This online seminar focussed on learning from innovative online research and service delivery to improve research and practice in 2021. Four presenters and Third Sector Research Forum members shared their experiences which informed two shorter group discussions. The aim of this event was to share learning from the new context of working in 2020 from researchers embedded in third sector organisations and those in university settings.

Dr Jane Cullingworth (University of Glasgow) shared her experience researching disabled people’s experiences in the pandemic using digital research methods; Amy Calder (YouthLink) discussed the impact of digitally-based youth work; Ruth McKenna (Waverley Care) shared how her organisation adapted their services for those living with HIV to at-home test services; and Chris Ross (Children in Scotland) shared the research of his organisation on children’s health inequalities.

Read Policy Scotland’s event report here for a summary of key messages from the event.