Directory of SRA members - Research services
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I’m Steve Matthews, an independent researcher and consultant with particular expertise in learning & skills, social economy and sustainability. I work independently and with colleagues to help organisations to:
Research and evaluate initiatives and projects. This might include scoping something, assessing how well it’s going, what’s been learned, the impact it’s having and how it can be improved. I’m a qualified and experienced social researcher who can work across the range of research processes – including research design, desk research, fieldwork (delivery and management), data analysis and reporting. My particular strength is in qualitative research, which includes interviewing people in depth about an issue or their experiences, and running lively and engaging group discussions. People who’ve taken part often comment on how productive such conversations are.
Develop and implement initiatives and projects, by helping you to engage and consult with partners, develop new partnerships, and create new ways of doing things. I am also an effective and experienced project manager and contract manager, someone who can be relied upon to get a new piece of work under way or to support you in getting things done. I’m an assured public speaker, an effective group facilitator and trainer, and a clear and persuasive communicator – in English or Spanish. I’m also quite entrepreneurial, with a good track record of winning work commercially and bid writing.
With a career so far that has spanned research and delivery, policy and practice, I’ve helped organisations to plan and understand their work better, adapt to change and to some extent ‘be the change’.