Dr Pamela Varley
Profiles

Dr Pamela Varley

Senior Research Manager

SERIO - Research Impact and Partnerships (Research & Innovation)

Biography

Biography

Senior Research Manager and Unit Lead at SERIO

Pamela leads the SERIO research unit, alongside the management and delivery of a varied portfolio of applied research and evaluation projects. Pamela has a strong background in research design, methodology and analysis; skills gleaned over the years within analytical, research and strategic roles. Recent contracts overseen and completed include a strategic added value review of the Integrated Care Exeter programme, a review of public engagement in health and social care, and an evaluation and social return on investment analysis of a peer-to-peer advocacy service for clients with a range of complex needs. Pamela is currently leading on evaluations for two Devon Councils, one of which seeks to encourage Exeter and Cranbrook’s least active residents to lead regular active lifestyles, and the other of which aims to transform the way green space is governed, cared for, used and valued.

Qualifications

PhD Sustainable Digital Neighbourhoods (University of Plymouth)

MSc Social Research Methods (London School of Economics & Political Science)

Bachelor of Social Science, 1:1 (University College Dublin)

Professional membership

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research

Research

Research interests

Research interests lie in the interplay between people, place and technology, with a particular focus on rural social networks and their levels of social and technological connectivity. Also interested in impact measurement; process evaluation; whole system change; stakeholder mapping; data visualisation; methodological innovation; and public health research.

Publications

Publications

Conference Papers

Conference Presentations

‘Using Social Network Analysis to Study Communication Flows Within a Rural Village and Beyond’, presented by P. Varley at the XXXV Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, Brighton, United Kingdom, June 2015

‘Sustainable Digital Neighbourhoods', Doctoral Colloquium submission presented by P. Varley at the 5th International Conference on Communities & Technologies, Munich, Germany, June 2013

‘Sustainable Digital Neighbourhoods’, presented by P. Varley at the Communities in the Digital Age Symposium, Canterbury, United Kingdom, June 2013