The more we know about the impact that reading has on people's lives, and how it's changing, the better we can focus our actions.
We need to understand readers better - why, what and how they read and what's standing in the way of reading more and differently.
Our research programme allows us to pull together all the evidence and rich first-hand information we have from our work with readers. We then use this to inform debate and discussion about readers and reading.
If you would like to talk to us about being a research partner, or would like more information on our research work, please contact our Director of Research Debbie Hicks.
Current research projects
- LISU, developing our understanding of visually impaired readers on behalf of the RNIB. Read full report, entitled Assessing the Impact of Reading for Blind and Partially Sighted Adults. You can also read the executive summary and the case studies.
- Nottingham University, developing new approaches to researching the impact of reading on health and wellbeing
Past research projects
Reports and evaluation of our work
To find out more about the impact of our reading programmes and to see our latest evaluation reports, please go to our impact page.
For further information on any of the reports mentioned above please contact Debbie.Hicks@readingagency.org.uk