The office sign in a former bus station, Kostolányi Dezsö tér, XI., Budapest
The office sign in the former bus station, Kostolányi Dezsö tér, XI., Budapest

I specialise in using practical and straightforward ways to gather robust evidence for evaluations, visitor studies and community consultation.

I advise clients on evaluation at the project planning stage (e.g. for National Lottery Heritage Fund applications), develop evaluation frameworks, and carry out evaluations at the start (baseline), during a project (formative) and at the end (summative). This shows how and why project outcomes were met, identifies unexpected outcomes, and makes recommendations for the future. To increase an organisation’s skills and capacity, I provide evaluation training for staff and volunteers.

Some evaluation projects are:

  • Heritage Schools - Historic England's national programme to support teachers to use local heritage across the curriculum, so children can understand their locality better and have pride in it, and see how local history and national history fit together;
  • Carlisle Cathedral - restoration of the medieval Fratry building and programme of events and activities for schools, students, families, adults;
  • Quarry Bank, National Trust – major redevelopment and re-interpretation of the former cotton mill and the site as a whole;
  • Glass Beats, National Glass Centre – young people making and playing glass and ceramic instruments;
  • Rewilding Kielderhead - volunteers planted 30,000 native trees to rewild this remote part of Kielder Forest;
  • Archaeology projects, from the Thames foreshore in London to the Kings Seat hill fort beside Dunkeld, Scotland.

Read more about clients and projects.