Who are we?
2. To produce new and exciting innovations which enhance WDP’s existing service delivery.
How do we achieve our aims?
- Developing links with local universities
- Facilitating access to our staff and service users for local universities conducting research
- Developing and conducting research projects in conjunction with local universities
- Designing, conducting and publishing in-house research projects
- Developing links with groups which have the power to influence government and inform policy
- Overseeing WDP’s Bright Ideas Scheme which encourages staff and volunteers to provide innovation and research suggestions which, if implemented/published, leads to a financial reward for the individual
- Establishing a feedback mechanism to ensure that all research findings and approved innovation suggestions are used to improve service delivery.
Current Research & Innovation Projects
Upcoming Research & Innovation Projects
Morton, L. (2016). A Case Report of a Concurrent Treatment of Cannabis and Tobacco Use within a Community Substance Misuse Service. Journal of Addiction, Research & Therapy, 7: 279.
Morton, L. & Nanda, M. Capital Card™ Reward Scheme. Earn, Spend, Live: The Future of Client Engagement. Poster presented at: Social Prescribing: from Rhetoric to Reality, Kings Fund Conference; 2017 May 18; London, UK.
Cardwell, V., Wainwright L. (2018). Making Better Births a reality for women with multiple disadvantages. London: Revolving Doors.
Gleeson, H., Thom, B., Bayley, M., McQuarrie, T. (2019). Rapid evidence review: Drinking problems and interventions in black and minority ethnic communities. Middlesex University. Link to Executive Summary.
If you are interested in collaborating or conducting research with us, please contact us by email at: IRU@wdp.org.uk.
If you would like to speak with us directly, you can contact Devon De Silva at: firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0777 972 0841.
Follow our Twitter account for news and updates at @WDP_IRU.