Alongside direct support work with young refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of trafficking, we undertake research and consultancy projects in our areas of expertise.
We value a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach to our research and consultancy, with many of our experienced team members taking an active role in this aspect of our work. RSN's director, Catherine Gladwell, is an expert in child education in emergencies and has over 9 years research and consultancy experience including work with UNHCR, War Child Holland, UNWRA and Save the Children. Our team has a wealth of diverse experience of working internationally in post-conflict situations or in the UK refugee sector, and all those leading research projects have relevant masters degrees.
To date, we have carried out research and evaluations for a range of organisations including the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and UNICEF. We have also worked in partnership with IOM to carry out research on the levels of care separated children receive in different EU member states for the European Commission, with Article 26 at the Helena Kennedy Foundation to provide policy advice on access to university for refugees and asylum seekers, and with Nokia to research the use of mobile phones to help protect against trafficking.
To discuss your consultancy needs or to commission work, please get in touch with Catherine Gladwell.
In the past year, RSN's team has carried out various pieces of research into young refugees' experience of education. Our work for UNU-WIDER examined the impact of educational achievement on the integration and wellbeing of Afghan refugee youth in the UK, and most recently, we wrote a report for UNICEF exploring access to education for refugee and asylum seeking children in the UK. You can read all our research reports here.
We are currently working with Jigsaw Consult on a 3 year project for UNHCR, exploring the impact of post-primary education for refugees in low resource environments, and with Chapel Street Schools Academy Trust to create toolkits and training for teachers which will help refugee pupils to flourish at school.