Applied Social Research


SERIO measures, maps and interprets the values, feelings and behaviour of the general public in order to provide intelligence to policy makers at in local and national government, as well as in the voluntary sector.

The most effective policy is based on a deep understanding of the issues involved, as well as an awareness of how people may react to change. Extensive desk research ensures that we take into account all the knowledge and lessons learnt from previous work. On the other hand, conducting original research enables us to answer new questions and evaluate whether an approach is correct in terms of outcomes, costs and public opinion.

What makes us different?
As a specialist research consultancy, the SERIO team works hard to keep up-to-date with the latest advances in methods for data collection and analysis, attending and contributing to international forums. Likewise, when making important decisions, context is key. Based at Plymouth University, SERIO collaborates with academics from across the institution, as well as other external specialists, in order to provide clients with a unique level of expertise and insight into niche areas.

SW AHSN Developing a Health and Life Science Database for the South West Region SERIO has recently been commissioned by the South West Academic Health Science Network, which works across Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, to develop a health and life science database (HLSD) to support their work.
Macmillan VolunteersSERIO have recently won funding from the Plymouth University Community Research Awards to help Macmillan Cancer Support investigate how to identify, attract and retain good quality volunteers.

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Our Expertise

Our expertise

Our core interdisciplinary team includes experts from a variety of backgrounds and we are unique in our ability to draw on specific expert knowledge for each and every project.

Part of Plymouth University, we collaborate with academics from across the institution, as well as other external specialists, in order to provide clients with the best possible expertise and insight


Our Successes

Our successes


SERIO has built a strong track record, working across our key services and areas of expertise. Find out more about the expert knowledge and practical solutions we have provided in previous projects, and the clients we have helped across the private, public and social purpose sectors.