Based within the Research and Innovation department of the University of Plymouth, SERIO is an applied research unit offering specialist evaluation and research services both regionally and nationally. We work with public, private and third sector organisations, providing bespoke services tailored to our clients’ needs. By listening closely to clients’ objectives, we make sure that our outputs are robust, accessible and readily utilised, enabling our clients to make informed decisions and develop effective policy and strategy. This client-focused approach, allied with the most up-to-date, objective research and intelligence techniques, has made us a leader in the field.
Specialising in the evaluation of publicly funded programmes, the research team works closely with a wide range of partners to provide evidence for the continuous improvement of services and the strengthening of regional development. The SERIO team is experienced in working alongside partners; taking a flexible approach; co-designing and collaborating as appropriate; and ensuring that evidence is shared throughout the research lifecycle.
Our core interdisciplinary team includes experts from a variety of backgrounds. Additionally, we collaborate with academics from across the University, as well as other external specialists, in order to provide clients with the best possible expertise and insight. We pride ourselves on bringing academic rigour to applied areas of research, and on working with our clients to ensure research messages are widely shared to promote best practice.