In this issue, we asked you to respond to the theme ‘Crisis what crisis?’, inspired by a number of political, social and economic changes occurring around the world at the moment, which many feel are unprecedented. We were also delighted to receive papers and blogs on wider topics in the social and economic sciences. As always, the standard of submissions was very high, and the topics explored range from educational issues and political debates to the methodological issues of the research process itself. In addition to the articles submitted, we are delighted to include a blogs section which focuses on the ’Crisis what crisis?’ theme. Finally, we wrap up this issue with our Meet the Researcher piece. This edition of TOR is very fortunate in securing a meet the researcher expose from Professor Michelle Ryan, University of Exeter. In this feature, we hear about Michelle’s inspiring experiences as a researcher.