Matt Irani

Principal Consultant

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Matt is a Principal Consultant at Cordis Bright, and has experience of research and consultancy for a range of organisations across the public and not-for-profit sectors, including central government, Offices of Police and Crime Commissioners, local authorities, NHS organisations, housing associations, and local and national charities.

“I particularly enjoy working with clients to use the data we obtain from our research to drive change and improvement, and inform their decision-making. Key to making this happen is ensuring that our work is designed in collaboration with those who use and deliver services, so that we are asking and answering the questions which are most important to them.”


His recent projects include:

  • Impact and process evaluations of a range of programmes and services, including innovative and multi-agency approaches. These have included longitudinal evaluations of intermediate healthcare services in England and Wales, custody inspections for HMICFRS, Department for Education Innovation Programme projects, and NHS New Care Model Vanguard sites. These evaluations include a range of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, using mixed-methods approaches to evidence their impact on service users, staff and system performance. Matt is particularly skilled in designing evaluation frameworks collaboratively with clients which include the views of a range of stakeholders, and are flexible to accommodate changes in programme and service delivery.
  • Supporting the development of new approaches to commissioning services. For example, Matt has supported the development of an approach to integrate commissioning across health and local authority commissioners, involving co-producing outcomes frameworks and logic models for the programme. He has also been involved in establishing an alliance contracting approach between commissioners and statutory and voluntary sector providers to delivering adult mental health services.
  • Designing and implementing impact assessments, including designing an approach to assess the Social Return On Investment (SROI) of a charity’s employment support service, and a cost benefit feasibility study for a domestic abuse perpetrator intervention. Matt has a range of experience in designing and implementing approaches to economic evaluation, including SROI and cost-benefit analysis.
  • Leading research projects focusing on a range of topics including domestic abuse perpetrator programmes, public health interventions, and effective implementation of integrated health and social care systems. These projects have involved a range of primary and secondary research, including interviews, surveys, focus groups and literature reviews.

Matt has a BA from the University of Oxford and an MA (with Distinction) from University College London.

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