Current projects

Advising on the evaluation of Youth Endowment Foundation's Neighbourhood Fund

YEF is a what works centre seeking to test and evidence approaches that will effectively prevent children and young people becoming involved in violence. The Neighbourhood Fund is testing whether and how empowering people to make decisions about their local neighbourhoods can prevent children from becoming involved in violence. I'm working directly with YEF providing advice on the scoping of the evaluation of its Neighbourhood Fund which is now entering its second year.

Evaluation of Defra's Farming in Protected Landscapes.

The Farming in Protected Landscapes programme is a part of Defra’s Agricultural Transition Plan. It will offer funding to farmers and land managers in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), National Parks and the Broads. The programme will fund projects that support nature recovery, mitigate the impacts of climate change, provide opportunities for people to discover, enjoy and understand the landscape and its cultural heritage and support nature-friendly, sustainable farm businesses. I'm working with ICF Consulting, LUC (Land Use Consultants) and CCRI (Countryside and Community Research Institute) to evaluate this programme which will run until 2024.

Preventing and Tackling Mental Ill Health through Green Social Prescribing Project Evaluation (DHSC, NHS, Defra,Office for Health Improvement and Disparities )

This project is testing how to increase use and connectivity to green social prescribing services in England in order to improve mental health outcomes, reduce health inequalities and reduce demand on the health and social care system. It will also test the role of government in making local systems more resilient and accessible. I'm working with Sheffield Hallam University, University of Sheffield, University of Exeter on this evaluation during 2021-2023.

Evaluation of BEIS' Modern Energy Partners

MEP is a public sector energy innovation programme in collaboration with Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) set up to accelerate deployment of integrated energy efficiency solutions on large public estate sites. It is part of the BEIS’ Energy Innovation Programme (EIP) which aims to support the public sector and the supply chain in the realisation of the Clean Growth Strategy objectives to meet carbon emission reductions targets. I'm working with Technopolis Ltd and Carbon Trust to evaluate this programme during 2021-22.

​Evaluation of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator (SHDF(D)) and Whole House Retrofit (WHR) Programmes (BEIS)

These key BEIS programmes are seeking to accellerate national capabilities for cost effective whole house retrofit, whilst promoting economic recovery. I am working with Technopolis and Ipsos Mori and the Energy Saving Trust as part of the evaluation team, building on prior work leading teh scoping of the Whole House Retrofit evaluation (see past projects). The evaluations run from 2021 - 2023.

Technical Third Party Support (TTPS) for BEIS Net-Zero Innovation Portfolio.

The Net Zero Innovation Portfolio provides funding for low-carbon technologies and systems. The NZIP aims to decrease the costs of decarbonisation, enabling the UK to end its contribution to climate change. I'm working with Technopolis, Ipsos Mori, UCL Consultants to scope evaluations across the portfolio during 2021-2024