Underpinning research

Since taking up his post with The Open University in January 2017, Dr Irwin-Rogers has acted as the lead criminologist for the cross-party YVC conducting research alongside economists from the University of Warwick’s Policy Lab. The YVC was established by a cross-party group of MPs to identify and promote evidence-based policies aimed at reversing the upward trend in knife crime and serious violence between young people. Dr Irwin-Rogers’ research into the potential benefits and feasibility of a public health approach to reducing serious youth violence in England and Wales has consisted of three main strands:

Read the Final Report for the Youth Violence Commission

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Research to explore people’s experiences of heatwaves

A project which tracks people’s experiences of heatwaves is being launched today (7 August 2020).

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