We have produced a number of videos about our research and impact activities, hosted on our YouTube Channel.


Our reports are intended to present our research results to as wide an audience as possible and may contain preliminary research findings or highlight results of relevance to policy and practice.

Read Olivia Bridger and Ruth Evans’ (2019) Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation in Reading report. 

Read Olivia Bridger’s (2020) report, Attitudinal barriers to disability and loneliness in Reading.

Read the Whitley Researchers’ (2019) report, Art, Culture and Heritage in Reading and its impact on wellness and civic pride as part of the Great Places Scheme.

Read the Whitley Researchers’ (2019) report, The Relevance of Higher Education in Recent Aspiration Research in South Reading for Study Higher.

Read the Whitley Researchers’ (2018) report, Aspiration in Whitley: improving the collaboration between schools, families and the community

Read the report led by Sally Lloyd Evans and Lorna Zischka (2018) The Needs of Ethnic Minority Women in Reading and how well these needs are met by the Reading Community Learning Centre.

Download Evans-et-al-2016 Responses to Death, Care and Family Relations in Urban Senegal and the Policy Brief.

Read Sally Lloyd-Evans’ and the Whitley Researchers’ (2015) report on the Whitley Big Local project, Exploring the everyday transport needs and experiences of local communities in Reading.

Read Hilary Geoghegan’s and colleagues’ report on Understanding Motivations for Citizen Science.

Policy briefings and practice resources

Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture Field Manual for farmers

Climate Services for Smallholder Farmers Walker Institute Fact Sheet

Growing cashew nuts in Ghana: Land access, food security and poverty alleviation Walker Institute Briefing

‘Bereavement Awareness’ is crucial to achieving the 2030 Agenda: Evidence from Senegal

Journal articles and books

Read Ruth Evans’ open access article in Area about Achieving and evidencing ‘impact’? Tensions and dilemmas from an ethic of care perspective

Read Ruth Evans’s and Louise Holt’s (2017) edited collection, Methodological Approaches. Geographies of Children and Young People, Vol.2, Springer living reference work (Editor-in-Chief:Tracey Skelton)


Participation Lab tweets