Adam Pearson

Pearson Insight

Freelance research agency for the public, cultural and not-for-profit sectors


  • Research
  • Evaluation
  • Consultation
  • A helping hand (advice, strategy, training, a shoulder to cry on…)



I help public, cultural and not-for-profit organisations uncover insights and find answers through research.

Sometimes, I do it on my own. Sometimes, I work with a team of freelancers.


I’m Adam.

I’m a freelance researcher for the public, cultural and not-for-profit sectors.

I set up my freelance business in 2018 after nearly a decade of doing research in the public sector. A good few years of which were spent managing an in-house research agency.

Since turning freelance, I’ve helped numerous clients make better decisions by delivering big insights on not-so big budgets.

I’m also involved in local and freelance communities, sharing my knowledge of research and experience of freelancing. I enjoy speaking in schools about self-employment and supporting important causes.

I live in Pendle on the border of Lancashire and Yorkshire. Useful if you’re looking for a researcher in any of those places.

Freelancing is going well. In 2019, I was presented with the IPSE New to Freelancing Award. Useful if you’re putting your trust in someone to head up a team of freelancers.

I like dogs and enjoy running and… actually, that’s probably enough.


  • Government, social research, education

Skills & Services

  • Data Processing & Reporting
  • Online/Mobile
  • Qualitative
  • Quantitative
  • Secondary Research (data mining, desk research, web analysis)