Training & support

I develop and deliver training on how to conduct research and evaluation. Over 2020 these have been converted to online interactive courses, because of Covid-19. Feedback has been excellent to date.

Courses are designed for both those new to research and experienced  researchers, who want to develop their skills and better understand the main considerations, challenges and practical aspects.

Each year I design and deliver at least 8 training courses for the Social Research Association, on conducting research and evaluation with children and young people and on public involvement in research.

Over recent years I’ve created and delivered bespoke courses for the ONS, Action for Children, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and Sustrans.

I often train and support non-researchers to work as peer researchers

For example I trained and supported care leavers to conduct a national survey about support services; trained young people on Princes Trust programmes to evaluate their local programmes; trained families using SureStart, to evaluate the projects they were using; and trained local people to conduct fieldwork for a reseach project about parks and green spaces in east London.

Other strategic support