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Jo Page



I offer a high quality service to meet all needs - whether it be just one day's work or a full service - whether qualitative or quantitative research. You will find my rates very competitive, and I work closely with clients to agree on approaches which maximise outputs within limited budgets.

Although independent research is the ideal, I understand that this can be out of reach for some organisations. I therefore also offer training, and on-going support, to enable organisations to conduct their own research.


One or more/all of the following:

  • Research design
  • Fieldwork/moderation
  • Analysis and interpretation
  • Reporting writing (to publishable standard),
  • Powerpoint presentation wirting and face to face delivery
  • Provision of strategic recommendations
  • Training in research methods.



  • Discussion/focus groups
  • Deliberative workshops
  • Web usability groups
  • One to one depth interviews (face to face or telephone)
  • School/classroom observations.

(Recruitment subcontracted to trusted partner suppliers)


  • Robust sampling techniques adopted (representative surveys)
  • Small or large scale (experience managing sample sizes of 80,000+)
  • Online, Telephone, Paper-based, Face to face
  • Various statistical analysis techniques
  • Training in quantitative methods.

(Fieldwork administration subcontracted to trusted partner supplier)


I specialise in conducting both qual and quant research in the Education and Employee/HR sectors. Sub-sector specialims include:

  • Education curriculum/assessment
  • Evaluations of educational programmes
  • Concept development
  • NPD: Feasibility studies/piloting/testing programmes and concept testing
  • Attitudinal studies/tracking (including segmentation/cluster analysis)
  • Consultation
  • Communications
  • Branding
  • Workforce development/training needs
  • Employee engagement

...with the following audiences:

  • Public
  • Children and young people (experience with those aged 5-21)
  • Staff/teachers in primary, secondary, FE colleges and Universities
  • Other education stakeholder organisations
  • Other employers
  • Employees

Secondary specialisms (where experience also lies) include:

Public sector: Health, Arts, Environment, Crime

Private sector: Financial Services, Business NPD, Business customer satisfaction, Business start up/enterprise, Business2Business, Media, Housing, Property, Transport, Food/retail.


Two years as a secondary Maths teacher, followed by 12 years within the research industry (9 years overseeing/leading full service projects).

My experience directly relates to my services and specialities - I have previously managed research programmes for the following organisations:

  • Education: DCSF, COI, TDA, NCSL, NAHT, QCA, LSC, Nesta, SSAT, pfeg, OCR, GL Assessment, Nelson Thornes, Sunderland University, North East FE Colleges
  • Education/private sector CSR: Sainsbury's, Morrisons, E.ON, Wrigley, BSkyB, RBS
  • Employee/HR: The Co-op Group, Associated Newspapers, TDA, COI, NCSL, NAHT
  • Health Education: BHF, Food Standards Agency, DH
  • Charities: Charity Commission, Macmillan, Comic Relief, BHF
  • Arts/Culture: Arts Council, RSC, English National Opera, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Baltic centre for Contemporary Art, The Sage Gateshead
  • Business: Identity and Passport Service, Business Links, ONE NorthEast, The Co-op Group, ICI, Newcastle Chronicle and Journal, Northern Counties Meat group, Nexus.