Directory of SRA members - Research services
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I have been working in the voluntary sector for over a decade, starting at the Charities Aid Foundation where I was Head of Research until 2011. I founded Vantage Point Research in January 2012, and specialise in social research for charitable organisations as well as market research for SMEs. Recent and current clients include Wiltshire Air Ambulance, The ME Association, Nesta and Relief International UK. In addition, I have also been an Honorary Research Fellow for the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent since 2012, and am working on a five-year longitudinal evaluation for the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Centre.
Peter Lynn is Professor of Survey Methodology at the University of Essex since 2001. He was previously Director of the Survey Methods Centre at Natcen, where he had worked since 1987. He was a founding board member of the European Survey Research Association and founding Editor of the online journal, Survey Research Methods. In 2009 he was elected Vice-President of the International Association of Survey Statisticians. He has also served as Editor of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series A) and is currently Associate Editor of Survey Methodology. Peter has published widely on all aspects of survey design and data collection methods and is editor of the 2009 Wiley book, “Methodology of Longitudinal Surveys” and co-editor of the 2014 Routledge book, “Improving Survey Methods”. In 2003 he was awarded the Royal Statistical Society’s Guy Medal in Bronze for services to survey methods.
Liz Mackie is an experienced researcher with particular expertise in evaluating equalities and social inclusion initiatives. She has led evaluations of over 100 such projects or programmes in the last 10 years including projects at local, national and transnational level in the fields of employment support, enterprise development, health and mental health, community development, migrant integration, youth leadership, legal advice and criminal justice. Liz has advanced level skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods and is currently completing doctoral research in social statistics at City University. Liz carries out both process and impact evaluations. She uses mixed methods approaches and has conducted evaluations using difference in difference and randomised control trial methodologies.
Liz is a director of Shared Enterprise CIC, a community interest company which was established in 2014 to tackle social and economic inequalities through identifying and promoting good practice and effective approaches. Liz was formerly director of Research & Consultancy at Greater London Enterprise.
Some examples of recent evaluations carried out by Liz include:
Evaluation of the Rayne Fellowships programme. This five year programme was funded by The Rayne Foundation and delivered by Praxis Community Projects with the aim of building bridges between refugee communities and mainstream society by creating Fellowships for 20 people who arrived in the UK as refugees.
Evaluation of the Mosaic projects in England and Wales. A series of initiatives led by the Campaign for National Parks in partnership with the Youth Hostels Association and the National Park Authorities with the aim of increasing engagement of ethnic minority communities in urban areas with the National Parks in England and Wales.
Evaluation of the Hackney Carers project. A three year project to encourage Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender carers in Hackney to develop peer support networks and to raise awareness within public service agencies of the needs of LGBT carers.
I am an independent consulting statistician & data scientist based in Bath, England with a global client base. I have over 20 years’ experience of using statistical thinking and methods to solve research challenges around the world. To date, I have worked with over 100 clients from many industries in the public and private sector.
The breadth of my experience is highly unusual in any profession but particularly for a statistician, who tend to specialise in particular fields. I have worked with teams in research, purchasing, finance, trading desks, sales, marketing, product design, IT, recruitment, engineering, manufacturing, quality & scientific fields. My background and experience means that I am especially strong at communicating complex statistical ideas in a language that can be easily understood by non-statisticians thus making it easier for you to take actions on the outputs of my work.
In most cases, I am happy to work on a fixed price basis. This means that you will know in advance how much my services will cost before you engage me. For more details, please contact me using the information given inn the Contact Details are where you will also find my website and LinkedIn profile.
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