CEBI Partnerships and Expert Advisory Roles

CEBI works with a wide range of partners to advise on policy, conduct evaluations and implement interventions for addressing social and psychosocial problems. This includes national and international research institutions, government bodies, health and social care agencies, charities, NGOs and international development agencies.

Our partners benefit not only from our expertise and decades of experience, but also from the resources we have to draw on at one of the world’s top universities.

Examples of current CEBI partners and advisory work include: 

UK:

Department for Education

Education Endowment Foundation

Early Intervention Foundation

NHS Scotland

Public Health England

International:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Global Partnership to End Violence against Children

Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator

South African Department of Health Pediatric HIV/AIDS Technical Advisory Group

UNICEF

4Children USAID-PEPFAR programme

WHO Violence Prevention 

 

 

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Local authorities, health trusts and social care agencies call on CEBI to help assess their existing services and to investigate the effectiveness of promising approaches.

Our expertise in evaluating interventions to the most rigorous standards means that our partners trust the findings of our research and use them to improve and innovate in their services and care.

In addition to trialling new interventions, CEBI can help local authorities to identify the most effective use of limited resources by systematically reviewing the best evidence available – nationally and globally – on social and psychosocial programmes. We also offer informational presentations or one-off workshops and skills-building to government ministries and civil servants, to improve knowledge about tackling social problems.

CASE STUDY:
LOCAL AUTHORITY AND CEBI EXPLORE WAYS TO IMPROVE CHILD OUTCOMES THROUGH NUTRITION

CEBI researchers Dr Alex Richardson and Professor Paul Montgomery partnered with the Oxfordshire Local Authority to undertake the DHA Oxford Learning and Behaviour (DOLAB) study.

This large double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial investigated the effects of Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on reading and behaviour in school children. It involved 362 children from 74 Oxfordshire primary schools. 

We have worked with government bodies from around the world to investigate ways to improve educational outcomes, child behaviour, parenting practices, policing, the effectiveness of drug abuse prevention, and many other vital social objectives.

Through a combination of research grants, our partnerships with government bodies help to tackle some of the biggest challenges faced by modern societies, in both developed and developing countries.

CEBI can also provide informational lectures or one-off workshops and skills-building to government ministries and civil servants, to improve knowledge about tackling social problems.

CASE STUDY:
CEBI WORKS WITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT TO INVESTIGATE NEEDS OF ORPHANED CHILDREN

CEBI researchers are working with the South African Departments of Social Development, Health, Basic Education and Agriculture on the Young Carers project, which is assessing the problems experienced by orphaned children and identifying what factors can help them.

Governments and NGOs are using the findings of this study to develop evidence-informed policy and interventions.

CEBI’s top-class researchers work with companies to find solutions to today’s pressing social problems, supporting corporate social responsibility commitments while contributing to a better world.

We apply the highest standards of research and ethical engagement with communities, while enabling our private-sector partners to support projects that improve people’s lives. Private-sector companies can provide funding or vital commodities to our existing research projects, or they may come to us to explore possibilities for tackling a specific social or health problem. 

CASE STUDY:
WORLD-LEADING COMPANIES HELP TO IMPROVE CHILDREN’S LIVES IN GHANA AND THE UK

In Ghana, CEBI researchers and partners investigated whether providing sanitary pads to girls could improve their educational outcomes. Procter & Gamble (P&G) supplied the sanitary care products and followed up with a striking and popular advertising campaign.

Funding and commodities for the DOLAB study, which tested whether Omega-3 supplements could improve children’s reading and behaviour, were provided by DSM Nutritional Products, who make the Omega-3 supplement used in the trial. 

CEBI’s aims to improve people’s lives are shared with many charities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international development agencies, so we have worked closely with these groups as partners and collaborators. This includes receiving essential funding as well as implementing and disseminating research for the benefit of individuals and communities.

CASE STUDY:
CHARITABLE FOUNDATIONS PARTNER WITH CEBI TO INVESTIGATE PROMISING INTERVENTIONS

The Young Carers project, the DOLAB study, and CEBI’s research on children and families have all been supported by charitable foundations that share our commitment to finding solutions to social and psychosocial problems.

The Claude Leon Foundation is a South African charitable trust which has provided support to the Young Carers project, while The Waterloo Foundation has supported the DOLAB study. The Nuffield Foundation has been a strong supporter of CEBI research, particularly for the Young Carers project in South Africa and our research into parenting and child well-being.

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