Recent SPRC Events – Nov 2014

“Mixed-Method Approaches to Social Network Analysis”

On 12 May 2014, SPRC (Alessio D’Angelo and Louise Ryan) in partnership with the Social Network Analysis Group (SNAG) of the British Sociological Association, and University of Greenwich (with Dr Paola Tubaro), convened a day conference which showcased papers on innovative approaches to using social network analysis (SNA), presented by leading authorities in the UK and from across Europe.  In particular, conference papers focused on the use of qualitative methods in SNA, which have been seldom applied in this approach, although offers the potential to enrich our understanding of the content and structures of social networks.  More information, including conference programme, can be accessed here.

“Ethnic Minority and Women’s Organisations: From Survival to Thriving”

This day conference was hosted in Hendon on 13 June 2014 and saw the launch of two recently completed research reports by SPRC:  Dr Elena Vacchelli presented the report “Between Opportunities and Challenges: Women’s Community and Voluntary Organizations in London (2013)” which looked at how recent governance measures have impacted women’s organisations in London and gathered information on the specific needs of such organisation to ensure they are represented within local authorities and able to cope with reduced financial resources.  In addition, Preeti Kathreecha and Alessio D’Angelo presented their report “Evaluation and Impact of the BAN Partnership,” which explored the impact of the BAN Partnership (Black and Minority Ethnic Advice Network) on BMER communities in London and provided recommendations on how a future service would be best placed to operate.  Full reports can be accessed here.