Directory of SRA members - Research services
Individuals listed here are members of the SRA; organisations have at least one member. Use the categories on the left to filter searches - you can only search under one category at a time.
If you are commissioning research we encourage you to read and abide by our guidance on good practice. Please note that the SRA is unable to vouch for any person or organisation shown here.
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.
Sample size calculation, questionnaire design, imputation models, acceptance sampling, decision rules, sample design, market research.
Customer segmentation, key driver modelling, predictive analytics, client data analysis, churn models.
FORECASTING & RISK MODELS
Forecasts, business planning, risk analysis, decision science, trend analysis, projections
STATISTICAL TRAINING COURSES
Basic Stats Courses, Statistical Thinking, Identifying Trends and Making Forecasts.
EXPERT WITNESS & ADVICE SERVICES
Expert advice, statistical expert, stats advice
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’.
Quirkos was started in 2013 by qualitative researchers in social health and anthropology to make working and analysing qualitative text easier. It is designed to provide an intuitive visual interface for coding and exploring data, and for enabling participatory analysis. Based in Edinburgh, Quirkos aims to create software that anyone can use for qualitative research and analysis, including interview transcripts, mixed-method surveys or policy and document analysis.
Quirkos was founded in 2013 do develop easy to use software for qualitative analysis. It uses a simple visual interface to keep researchers close to their data, and make exploring and play with qualitative text data engaging. Quirkos is used in more than 30 institutions around the world by qualitative researcher in social science and more.