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.