Independent Academic Research Studies

The Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS) International Institute is a user-led and user-focused, UK-based international institute with a charitable mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. Led by its founder and Director, Professor Dr. Theo Gavrielides, and staffed with an expert and dedicated team of researchers, interns and volunteers, IARS achieves its charitable aims by producing evidence-based solutions to current social problems, sharing best practice and by supporting young people and the community to shape decision making. IARS is an international expert in criminal justice, restorative justice, rehabilitation, human rights and inclusion, citizenship, public services and user-led research and evaluation.