Choosing to commission an independent research project means that you will be able to make evidence-based decisions, and provide the kind of convincing stats and verbatim comments that will help you to produce successful funding applications and project monitoring. As a supplier of research services, I bring an assurance of credibility to your research project, due to being qualified, experienced and objective.
I am a professional and pragmatic consultant who is skilled in working with those with no prior research knowledge as well as those who are highly research literate. I take pride in enabling others to appreciate the significant role that research can play in information-based decision making, and ensuring clients are provided with useful and usable insight.
About my professional interests:
I have extensive experience in research relating to the arts, relating to mental health, relating to inequalities, and generally encouraging evidence-based decision making in organisations that benefit the community.
I have a particular interest in the role that the arts play in reducing inequalities, and believe strongly that everyone has a cultural entitlement to access to high quality arts and cultural resources no matter what their individual circumstances.
I have had the privilege of getting a unique insight into hundreds of organisations through my work which means that I am well placed to undertake research relating to organisational strategy, business planning and progress, pricing, branding, positioning and communications.
The type of projects that I can help you with include:
Evaluating the process or impact of your existing projects, services or initiatives
Testing out potential projects, services or initiatives
Finding out what your service users, customers, audience, staff or funders think
Evaluating or developing your marketing and communications
Research with a representative sample of the general public
Scoping out a theory or providing data to support an idea
Mapping service provision
Or simply answering your burning questions about anything and everything!
I am highly skilled in managing and conducting research using a wide range of methodologies. I therefore offer a bespoke service to meet your needs, including:
The full spectrum of research and evaluation services:
Design of methodology and research tools
Reporting and recommendations
Advice on questionnaire design / improving existing questionnaires
Questionnaire checking (see Ruthless Review)
Subcontracting of telephone / postal / face-to-face surveys
Advice on using omnibus surveys
Advice on conducting and analysing your own research
Professional advice and support relating to research:
Research commissioning support
Business and marketing planning
Blogging and article writing
Bespoke training (including questionnaire design, moderation skills and analysis techniques)