Our Vision and Mission
Our approach is strongly end-user-focused, embedded in a community development and co-production philosophy. We work with governments and practitioners in ensuring that our research impacts upon policy and practice worldwide: recently we have worked in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America.
Our research and evaluation focus on two thematic areas:
- Online Harms and Cybercrime
- Community Health and Wellbeing
Within each theme we cover the topics of:
- Healthy Ageing and Life Course (Professor Gopal Netuveli)
- Cybercrime (Professor Julia Davidson)
- Social Prescribing (Dr Marcello Bertotti)
- PPI in Health Service Research (Dr Darren Sharpe)
Teaching and training
'Learning by doing' - learning, teaching, employability and student success: ICC offers innovative short teaching and training courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, bespoke in-house CPD courses and supervision of PhD students in our core areas.
Consultancy and contract research
We are a hub of highly skilled multi-disciplinary researchers (from a broad range of subjects including health, economics, law, policing criminology, sociology and psychology) and practitioners committed to developing innovative research, policy and practice solutions that have and will deliver real and lasting benefits to society.
Our research expertise
We have a strong record of high-quality research utilising a range of methods and methodologies including:
- Innovative digital methods such as online focus groups and depth interviews
- Community participatory action research
- Rapid evidence assessment and systematic literature reviews
- Evidence syntheses
- Research with vulnerable populations
- Evaluation research into complex interventions
- Mixed methods study designs
- Mining big data sets
- Ethics in research and GDPR
We can provide a range of expertise and advice on research design and the dissemination of findings to different stakeholders in the creation of social value.
See the ICC Evaluation Unit for further information.
Our growth has largely been driven by external research income generation, with large grants from:
- National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
- Wellcome Trust
- Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
- Big Lottery
- Guttman Academic Partnership hosted by UCL Partners
- EU ( Safer Internet; ISEC and currently H2020)
Funders, clients and collaborators include 5Rights, The DCMS, OFCOM, End Violence Against Children, the Home Office, Europol Cybercrime Centre, Interpol, Metropolitan Police, Norfolk Police, Paladin Capitol Group, the UN ITU, NICE, WHO, US Sentencing Commission, US Dept of Justice, Newham CCG, UCL Partners, North Thames CLAHRC, London Borough of Newham, Public Health England, Public Health Wales, Metropolitan Housing Trust , Tower Hamlets Council Public Health, Greater London Authority, Newham Citizens, and North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT). We have a vibrant research environment, currently with a core group of PhD students.