There is a huge amount of research on resilience. It’s an evidence base that covers resilience in relation to human beings (especially children and families) as well as topics such as community resilience and a whole load of areas from disaster relief to sustainable plant life.
In this research section we'll concentrate on two things:
- Our research - What we're up to, and whether or not it’s worth bothering with, and
- Other research - Links that provide helpful information about other resilience research.
But first off, what do we mean by ‘research’?
It can be hard to define research - much of what we're doing in our resilience work can, according to some official definitions, be understood as research. For example, if we use the definition of the Higher Education Council for England we should be okay, because they’re the leading body which funds and regulates university research. They describe research as a process of investigation leading to new insights effectively shared.
So, according to this definition, all the resilience work we're involved with is research. But we've included the detail elsewhere on the website under different sections, because most people won't be familiar with this very broad definition, and therefore might not count what we're doing as research.