Knowledge Transfer and Research

Our Aim: Sustain a high-quality research base and increase the application of existing and new research through a comprehensive knowledge transfer strategy directly targeting developments in policy and practice.

The Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme has commissioned and produced over 35 research reports to date and now has a large body of research evidence on a wide range of topics related to crisis pregnancy and sexual health, knowledge and behaviour.

The findings from this research have allowed the Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme to identify groups at risk of crisis pregnancy and target services and campaigns accordingly. Research has also identified information deficits and barriers to accessing sexual health services, which the Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme seeks to address with the resources it produces and the services it funds.

The Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme also endeavours to disseminate its research findings to as wide an audience as possible, to improve sexual health knowledge and to ensure that policy development and the work of other organisations are rooted in robust research evidence. It does this through easy-to-read research summaries, targeted at specific audiences, press releases, seminars and workshops.

Key actions / work in this area:

  • Collating data in relation to fertility, sex and service use with a view to monitoring trends over time.
  • Commissioning new research to address information gaps.
  • Partnering with other organisations to define research questions of common interest and increase the application of research findings.
  • Implementing robust dissemination plans for research reports to promote evidence-based practice and policy development.
  • Providing expertise to allow for evaluation of the Programme’s activities at a strategic, organisational and project level.

Information / resources

The Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme has published over 35 Research reports on a range of topics related to sexual health and crisis pregnancy.

Research summaries are leaflets designed to bring the latest Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme research findings to key audiences in a concise, easy-to-read format.

Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme Annual Report 2012 

Visit the Research & Policy section of the website for more details. Research reports and research summaries are available to order and download from the site.

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