Much of our research is conducted in collaboration with local, national, and international groups and organisations, including universities in the UK and beyond, and a wide range of non-academic organisations. Among those collaborating on current research projects are English Heritage and BUPA nursing homes.

We are extensively engaged with Liverpool-based organisations such as National Museums Liverpool, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Radio Merseyside, the Open Eye Gallery and Liverpool Sound City, and we benefit from strong and long-standing institutional partnerships: 

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music

The IPM is the official office and archive of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), an organisation established to promote inquiry, scholarship and analysis in the area of popular music. Former IPM staff played a key role in the founding of IASPM in 1981. The association has since grown into a network of over 1,000 members worldwide and IPM staff, students and former students have continued to play a central role in its development, and serve on its Executive and branch committees.

National Museums Liverpool

The IPM was founded in 1988 through a partnership between the University of Liverpool and National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, which later became National Museums Liverpool. We have since collaborated with the museums on a range of projects.

 Ageing, Communication, Technology

The IPM is a partner for Ageing, Communication, Technology (ACT), a major interdisciplinary and multi-methodological research project that brings together researchers and institutional and community partners to address the transformation of the experiences of ageing with the proliferation of new forms of mediated communications in networked societies.

 If you are interested in collaborating with the IPM please contact us.