Ratio explores how social connection shapes health and development, using that learning to design better ways of living.

R Talks

Every fortnight R-Talks invites citizens, scientists and innovators to reflect on the role of relationships in health and development.

Perlman, Lent, Potts, and Slade on loneliness
Perlman, Lent, Potts, and Slade on loneliness
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Writing

We prepare learning reports with our partners; periodically summarise what we see as the state of play; and offer provocations on how to take the work forward.

The Relational Worker

The Relational Worker

Young people say that being matched to a support worker is like playing the lottery. If you are lucky, you get a good one. What is a good worker? What do they do? How do they make a difference? And what kind of difference? Based on five years of research The Relational Worker tackles these questions.
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Three Eras Ireland

Three Eras Ireland

We are emerging into a third era of social policy, one defined by relationships, trust and rigour. But what does that mean in practice? In Ireland, all three eras are charted, a story of potential realised, and potential still to be tapped.
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Child Protection as Public Health

Child Protection as Public Health

Child protection is a one case at a time business. Public health is about populations. This provocation explores what a public health approach to child protection might mean. Putting children in charge of design. Using contagion to spread better conflict resolution in families.
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Prospectus

We start with a question. How does social connection influence health and development? We anticipate that answers will weigh heavily on the formation of social policy. The Prospectus sets out Ratio’s initial plan for a decade of inquiry.

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We Learn

Ratio works alongside innovators. We learn about the innovation together. We then draw out generalisable knowledge that may assist others.