Spectrum Research Centre (SRC) is a not-for-profit research centre established to create a space where research and educational findings can be validated through local actions focused on community impact. We support young academics to trial and test their research hypotheses in ‘living laboratory’ environments. As the company grows, we are committed to providingresearchers, trainers, and educationalists with opportunitiesto give their work and practice a European perspective. The main policy focus areas for SRC are:
- Social Policy – integration of marginalized groups; unconscious bias and its impact on migrant integration; social media and xenophobia.
- Environmental Policy – circular economy and habitat protection; carbon neutral tourism; business modelling for circular economies; comedy for climate change.
- Education Policy – the threat of remote education to university research; serious games for addressing serious issues; cross-sector funding streams for education, gamification as an engagement strategy for digital natives.
SRC is also active in the wider community and due to the expertise in local development within the company it provides consultancy services to a wide range of organizations right across the economic landscape.