Sam Baars

Sam Baars is currently concluding a PhD at the University of Manchester which is exploring the ways in which young people’s occupational aspirations are shaped by the areas they live in. He is also working with the Economic and Social Research Council Knowledge Navigator for Local Government, which aims to facilitate stronger connections between the research community and local authorities.

Embed With Our Enemies: Making Process Itself a Calling Card

While academic social science is extremely effective at generating public value, it is less adept at communicating this value. Sam Baars believes researchers should reflect on the ways in which social value is created not just from the findings of our research, but also the way in which it is conducted. He pushes for the adoption of a more ‘embedded’ approach to research which involves working more closely with the public, and public institutions, at a local level.

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