Current Projects

Leading in Sector Research


Each year, we run a few large projects based on feedback from our members and our Steering Group. We are currently running our research project for 2017. 

Read more below about what we're up to and how you can get involved.






Research 2017

Member Engagement

Member engagement is widely understood to be a critical element of any professional body’s outward facing activities, particularly in the context of greater membership scrutiny of organisation’s service offering. Not only does member engagement promise increased retention of the existing membership, its exponents claim that it offers more selling opportunities, increased event attendance, and adds to the credibility of the organisation. It can also encourage recruitment if engagement is achieved with students and professionals who are not currently members of the professional association.

This project aims to identify good practice in terms of ‘what works’ and ‘what does not’ amongst professional bodies in relation to engaging with members.

It is anticipated that the project will conclude no later than June 2017.

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Get involved in our research

Current Research and Upcoming Projects

PARN is now planning future research based on feedback from our members and the PARN Steering Group. If you'd like to be involved in shaping future projects and are interested in providing financial support please register for our Consortium Meeting by contacting our Research Manager,  Kat Hogg, or call her on 0117 928 1998. 

For more information about how you can support our research, e-mail our Research Manager, Kat Hogg, or call her on 0117 928 1998.