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I am a senior independent researcher and consultant with over 25 years’ experience in development-related research and evaluation. I am highly adept at designing, conducting and managing research and evaluation with people from diverse backgrounds. Many years of experience working in or with different kinds of organisations and in multi-cultural settings have equipped me with the necessary understanding and skills to meet the diverse needs of clients: I have worked in an INGO, a private grant-making foundation and a private consulting firm, and my clients as a freelancer have included multi-lateral and bilateral agencies like DFID, developing country governments, the WHO, the UNDP, large INGOs like Oxfam, Greenpeace and WWF, and a variety of smaller NGOs and charities.
I bring a flexible approach, using the appropriate combination of qualitative and small-scale quantitative research methods to answer any research question, including the use of innovative methodologies such as PEER research/evaluation, and have experience addressing sensitive issues (such as sexual violence) and working with young people. I am also able to bring in the technical expertise of colleagues who undertake large-scale quantitative methods when needed.
As well as research and evaluation, I do a fair bit of teaching, including at Oxford Brookes University and on the University of Oxford’s IFSTAL (Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning) programme, and I have trained Nigerian public health academics in qualitative research methods and mentored several of their research projects. .
I hold a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a doctoral degree in Development Studies from Oxford University’s Department of International Development.
Current or recent projects include:
- a study of food poverty in Oxford’s regeneration neighbourhoods and design of a community-led response to food poverty in those neighbourhoods
- evaluation of a child media literacy project in London to help reduce child obesity
- M&E Advisor to a number of UK charities including Good Food Oxford, Oxford Rape Crisis Centre and Kent Rising Sun Domestic Violence and Abuse Service
- gender research and evaluation on a scaling-up nutrition programme in Northern Nigeria
- design of a monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) system for a rural development NGO in the Dominican Republic
- research on many other international issues including deforestation, rural development, micro-credit, gender equality and female empowerment, and social accountability programmes.
I have over ten years experience of conducting research and evaluations with people experiencing social disadvantage. I have an MSc in Social Research Methods and an MA in English Literature.
I have previously worked as a Social Policy Researcher at the New Economics Foundation, where I researched issues relating to social inequality, with a focus on health inequalities in deprived communities. This included an evaluation of a co-produced health project for Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network, and research for People’s Health Trust into the relationship between their grants programmes and individual and community control.
Before this, I was the Research Manager at the homelessness charity Broadway, where I managed a leading research programme in the sector. I have evaluated groundbreaking projects including No Second Night Out and the provision of personalised support to rough sleepers. I have researched complex issues such as boredom in hostels, bullying and harassment, how street drinkers can make positive changes in their lives, how street-based sex working women can be supported towards exit, and how homeless people can be supported to move into, and stay in, work.
I have also worked in policy and research for Alcohol Concern, specialising in dual diagnosis (co-existing mental health and alcohol problems).
Hough, J. (2014) Changing systems for people with multiple needs: Learning from the literature. New Economics Foundation. Commissioned by the Fulfilling Lives Newcastle and Gateshead partnership (Changing Lives, Oasis Aquila Housing and Mental Health Concern).
Hough, J., Jones, J. and Rice, B. (2013) Keeping Work: Longitudinal qualitative research on homeless people’s experiences of starting and staying in work, Broadway and Business in the Community. Funded by Trust for London and the Department for Work and Pensions.
Hough, J. and Rice, B. (2011) Voices of Experience: how people who drink on the streets can make positive changes in their lives, Broadway. Funded by the Big Lottery for Research.
Hough, J. (2011) Homeless women’s experiences of boredom in hostels. MSc dissertation.
Hough, J., Jones, A., Lewis, H. (2011) No Second Night Out: An evaluation of the first six months of the project, Broadway, University of York and Crunch Consulting. Commissioned by the Greater London Authority.
Hough, J. and Rice, B. (2010) Providing personalised support to rough sleepers, Broadway. Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Cebulla, A., Rice, B., Tomaszewski, W., Hough, J. (2009) Profiling London’s rough sleepers: A longitudinal analysis of CHAIN data, Broadway and the National Centre for Social Research. Funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Hough, J. and Rice, B. (2008) A review of services for street-based sex working women in Lambeth. Commissioned by the London Borough of Lambeth Supporting People and Drug and Alcohol teams.