BMG has recently completed the second wave of three annual surveys of parents of young people in East London on behalf of the ORiEL (Olympic Regeneration in East London) project.

ORiEL is a major research project funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research grant. It involves researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), London School of Hygiene and Tropic Medicine (LSHTM), and the University of East London (UEL).

In 2012 BMG undertook a face-to-face survey of nearly 1,300 parents in East London for the first wave of the research and was subsequently re-commissioned in 2013 to undertake a further 1,000 face-to-face interviews with respondents from the 2012 wave of the research as well as new participants.

The survey informs the longitudinal ORiEL research by exploring the impact of community changes associated with the 2012 Olympic Games in East London on young people’s and their families’ health and well-being. The final outputs from this research will provide information for future redevelopment schemes in terms of what aspects of urban redevelopment promote health and well-being. Parents were engaged face-to-face following their child’s participation in focus groups (undertaken by QMUL).

Findings from the first wave of the research produced by ORiEL can be found here.

For further information about the research please contact Elizabeth Davies, Research Manager on 0121 333 6006 or


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