Welcome to the Action Research & Collaboration website! We are a research group within the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Psychology Department. We investigate gender-based violence, systems change and collaboration, the experience of people navigating complex systems, and the effectiveness of social interventions that aim to change the context of individuals’ lives.

Our leader, Dr. Nicole Allen, mentors graduate students through UIUC’s Clinical-Community Psychology division. Dr. Allen will be reviewing applications for new graduate students to begin in Fall of 2021.