I am passionate about education, whether that is improving outcomes for young people, helping organisations to engage with schools, or determining the impact and effectiveness of educational initatives and projects.
I have experience in researching education from early years right through to adult learning, and combine qualitative and quantitative techniques to produce sharp, analytical reports for my clients.
I regularly work with Local Authorities, government and third sector organisations, including most recently The Wellcome Trust, STEM Learning, The Royal Society, and The Centre for Inclusive Education at UCL.
Having initially trained as a management consultant who specialised in education, I have since become a self-employed education researcher. I have a strong knowledge of education at all levels as well as the current educational landscape. I am experienced in conducting research with schools and understand the sensitivities and considerations that are important when asking teachers to offer their time to such projects. I also have an established network of contacts within the field of education upon whom I am able to draw to gain access to potential research subjects.
I have delivered projects ranging in scale from the very small (researching a specific model of science teaching in two primary schools) to the medium (comparing approaches to delivering Initial Teacher Training across a selection of higher education institutes) to large-scale national evaluations (evaluating the effectiveness of a nation-wide, devolved model of CPD delivery for primary and secondary school teachers).