Following the annual conference, LARIA North West hosted a half-day event where local entrants into the LARIA Research Awards 2016 had the opportunity to present their shortlisted and commended entries.

Delegates heard about the effect of light rail on the property market in Manchester; local intelligence using neighbourhood typologies in Manchester; the development of a public service reform outcomes framework; and the use of intelligence to understand health demands. There were also presentations on ethnographic research on the Wirral and how it revealed the barriers of binary thinking and tackled health-related worklessness;  the prevention of infant deaths by looking at modifiable factors associated with increased risks of infant death in Lancashire; and service planning based on needs in non-traditional boundaries in Lancashire. Presentations from the speakers are on LARIA North West events page.