Laurence Bond

Laurence Bond, head of research

The Commission places a strong emphasis on rigorous research evidence and analysis as key to authoritatively influencing policy change and to creating a deeper culture of human rights and equality. The Research team is responsible for strategically supporting the development of a robust evidence base that informs effective decision making on issues of human rights and equality in Ireland.  The team does this by promoting and commissioning high quality, methodologically sound research and data collection in key areas. It also seeks to work in partnership with domestic and international research communities in equality and human rights. Current priorities include developing and commissioning research and policy analysis on:  human rights and equality proofing of the national budget; data and measurement frameworks for socio-economic rights in Ireland; and interculturalism and related policy and measurement issues in regard to racism and inclusion.  The Research team is also responsible for the Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2016

Laurence Bond is head of the Research team