Bethan Peach

Principal Consultant

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Beth is highly experienced in the design and delivery of evaluation solutions that evidence social impact and identify actionable learning and recommendations within complex settings and social systems. As a specialist in evaluation and qualitative social research, she has led a wide range of projects across the public, private and VCSE sectors, with her work typically focusing on children and young people; families; wellbeing and resilience; education and employment; and health and social care. She enjoys working collaboratively with clients as a learning partner to generate actionable and relevant insights.

Beth joins Cordis Bright from Traverse, a social purpose research consultancy, where she was a Research Director. Prior to her nine years at Traverse, Beth’s early career was in the VCSE sector in volunteer programme management and communications.

Project examples include:

  • A two-year evaluation of Greater London Authority’s £30m Young Londoners Fund, taking a thematic approach to evidencing the impact of the fund on over 200 projects, the young people they support and the wider youth sector in Greater London.
  • Formative evaluation of Midlands Engine’s Mental Health and Productivity Pilot (funded by DWP/DHSC).
  • Evaluation of Essex County Council’s Family Innovation Fund (early help for families) combining embedded outcomes measurement, in-depth qualitative research, tracking statutory service use, and an economic assessment.
  • Developing an organisational Theory of Change for BookTrust taking a collaborative approach and engaging the senior leadership team.
  • Participatory lived experience research to inform Citizens Advice’s campaign activity on the No Recourse to Public Funds policy.
  • A four-year, multi-site evaluation of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)’s £9.5m Onsite Experience pre-employment programme.
  • Evaluation of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership’s integration and transformation programme.

She holds an MSc in Development Studies from Birkbeck, University of London, and a BSc in Applied Biology from the University of Bath. Beth is also a trained mental health first aider (MHFA) and a yoga teacher.

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