The Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Sheffield aims to bring together leading interdisciplinary international researchers, policy-makers, journalists and opinion formers to develop new ways of thinking about the economic and political challenges posed for the whole world by the current combination of financial crisis, shifting economic power and environmental threat.
The institute required a website to engage with their audiences, stimulate discussion and promote their research.
With a focus on creating a place for discussion, I developed the website using Wordpress which suited the needs for having static informational webpages as well as blog posts visitors could comment on.
Using the branding developed by an external agency, I translated it to the online environment, working closely with key stakeholders within the institute.
On-going maintenance of the website was to be handled by an administrator placed within the institute, who would also support the researchers, policy-makers, journalists and opinion formers to publish their thoughts and research.