BALTA’s research is broadly focused in four program areas/teams:
Each SERC includes community based practitioners and academic researchers. Individual projects are generally led by one or two SERC members. The thematic division between SERCs is in practice somewhat arbitrary. Research projects initiated by one team or another often cross over into areas relevant to other SERCs and projects under the auspices of a particular SERC are sometimes led by members of a different SERC.