Research

If your organisation or community project is looking for high quality research I can offer a wide range skills and resources to lead or support your enquiry, from planning and specification design to data collection, survey support, analysis and dissemination.

Skilled in research management, planning, data collection, analysis and reporting, I can lead or assist with research activity in a range of areas, including:

  • Research / methodology planning and design
  • Literature / evidence reviews
  • Research project management
  • Bid-writing and tendering
  • Survey design and delivery – including online survey hosting
  • Interview and focus group planning and facilitation
  • Participatory approaches: workshops, action research, world cafe etc.
  • Qualitative data analysis – use of tools such as Nvivo, biographical / narrative accounts
  • Quantitive data analysis – use of SPSS, PSPP, Excel for descriptive statistics and bi-variate analysis
  • Diffuse dissemination – reports, articles, presentations, workshops, training, media / social media, use of infographics

Current and previous research includes:

  • Drug testing / checking and harm reduction at UK Festivals – with The Loop
  • Scoping interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research at UCLan – with University of Central Lancashire
  • Exploration of emerging trends in young people’s smoking and nicotine use (vaping / e-cigarettes and shisha) – Durham University / Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen Councils
  • Exploring potential for the development of health literacy in adult education across Lancashire – for Preston Healthy City ad Lancashire Public Health Network
  • Research into the October peak in juvenile nuisance – for Manchester Crime and Disorder Partnership (with Cumbria University)
  • Young people’s trajectories after leaving the juvenile secure estate – for Lancashire Youth Offending Team / HM Prison Service North-West (with Cumbria University)
  • Young people’s experiences of work based learning programmes in Lancashire – for Connexions, Lancashire (with Cumbria University)
  • Young people’s experiences substance use and service responses in Wyre, Lancashire – for Wyre Community Safety Partnership (with Cumbria University)
  • Exploration of Community Cohesion and Community Development for Health in Wigan – studies for Wigan MBC and Wigan Health Partnership (with Cumbria University)