The Children’s Research Network is holding a half-day practical research clinic on ‘What Works Research’. This follows on from the ‘What is What Works Research’ seminar which explored perspectives, methods, and practical examples of effective research.

In this clinic, we will continue the ‘What works research’ conversation about services, interventions and programmes, focusing on two key areas of research with children and young people: 

  • Collecting and analysing data
  • Choosing and using outcome measures

Participants will have the opportunity to meet with a relevant expert and practically work through their research queries. Experts include:

  • Niamh Devlin - Project Specialist, Centre for Effective Services
  • Lesley Emerson - Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Centre for Children’s Rights, Queen’s University Belfast.
  • Dr Katrina Lloyd, Lecturer Queen’s University Belfast. 
  • Dr Richard Nugent -  Senior Policy and Research Analyst, National Children's Bureau
  • Dr Patrick Stark Researcher Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation, Queen’s University Belfast.

Who should attend?  

This event will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and service providers who are: 

  • planning or designing research
  • in the process of gathering data and evidence of what works
  • considering how to measure outcomes emerging from their interventions or programmes
  • struggling with a particular aspect of what works research

Register now!

This event is free to CRN members to register please email Marian at

Non members choose a payment option: