We are a values driven organisation devoted to:
- creating a working atmosphere supportive of research.
- providing opportunities for the development of ideas.
- being intellectually inclusive.
- involving and encouraging our research students.
- doing all we can to help one another in our research and professional development activities.
- producing research and research-led education which delivers genuine public value.
- being reflexive to key developments in the field of action through the provision of a neutral space for bringing together experts from academia, practice, and the private and third sectors to solve critical governance problems.
- being perceived as the collaborator of first resort.