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I work with clients across a variety of sectors to undertake evaluations of programmes and initiatives, helping them to review, reflect and articulate the impact of their work. Where appropriate, I work to embed evaluation in programme delivery, supporting the development of tools and approaches that clients feel confident to use.

Example projects include: 

Student Mental Health and Well-being: Perspectives from Students from Widening Participation Backgrounds and their Implications for University Approaches

I undertook focus groups with students from widening participation backgrounds to explore their experiences of university life and better understand how they access support for well-being. The findings informed the development of a framework for a University-Wide Approach to Supporting Student Mental Health and Well-being. 

Sporting memories, University of Exeter

The Exeter Sporting Memories group supports older people living with dementia, depression and loneliness by engaging them in social activities and helping them to recall memories of watching or playing sport. We produced a summative evaluation for the team capturing the outcomes and impacts arising for members of the group. We conducted the review using face to face semi-structured interviews with participants and their significant others. The interviews explored feelings about self (i.e. confidence, self-worth, resilience, wellbeing),relationships with family and friends (i.e. satisfaction, stronger networks, reduced isolation) and overall life satisfaction.

Local vision, the University of the West of England

We worked with Bristol Leadership Centre to undertake an evaluation of the Local Vision programme, through a series of semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders. The assessment aimed to assist the Leadership Centre in better understanding the impact of the programme and unpicking the critical ingredients of effective systems leadership interventions.

The Royal Institution Youth Summit

The 2020 Youth Summit was a free online one-day event bringing together sixth form and college students, aged 16-18, from around the country to discuss and debate the topics of the Christmas Lectures. It took place on Friday 16 October 2020 using the I’m a Scientist online platform. We were invited to observe the event, and to report back to the I’m a Scientist on his observations about the effectiveness of the platform for hosting online dialogues.

Invincible, University of Bristol

Invincible was an immersive theatre project which set out to address some of the issues raised by the emerging field of synthetic biology and whether scientists should ‘play God’. Following almost twelve months of development in partnership with researchers, it was performed to public and school audiences. We undertook a formative and summative evaluation of the programme. You can download the report here.

If you’re interested in this work and would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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