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6 month bulletin

Mar 01, 2020

Elizabeth Murphy joined us in Autumn 2019. She has a particular interest in research relating to service improvement, social mobility and the application of behaviour change theory.

Georgina Cowen and Thomas Jones joined us in the new year. Georgina is an experienced evaluator and qualified maths teacher with strong research, evaluation, performance and project management skills. Thomas has an interest in behaviour change theory and strong skills in the accurate collation, analysis and presentation of management information and complex datasets.

New projects

Over the past six months we have started a range of new, exciting studies, some for clients we have known for many years and others for clients that we are working with for the first time. A selection of these projects are listed below. Please contact us if you would like more details.

  • Evaluation of Enterprise in Education activities for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Evaluation of grant funded projects for Ufi
  • The evaluation of Ambition Manchester for Manchester City Council
  • Research for WJEC (a qualification awarding organisation) to understand why schools and colleges offer WJEC qualifications
  • Research into teaching roles in Further Education for the Gatsby Foundation
  • The development of a Learning, Skills and Employment Plan for Kirklees Council

In addition, we continue to work with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) on their Test and Explore funded projects by providing evaluation support.  We have now worked with six voluntary sector organisations receiving PHF support to help them develop logic models or theories of change to influence the design of their evaluation methodologies. We are one of eleven evaluators approved to support PHF projects and have worked with voluntary organisations operating in the arts, education and theatre, as well as visitor attractions and youth groups.

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