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 the Department for Education, Offices of Police and Crime Commissioners, local authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, 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, 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.
- Designing and implementing impact assessments, including designing an approach to assess the Social Return On Investment (SROI) of a charity’s employment support service. Matt has a range of experience in designing and implementing approaches to economic evaluation, including SROI and cost-benefit analysis.
- 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.
- Project managing evaluations of multi-site, multi-year, and multi-agency programmes. These include a programme supporting the delivery of a community public health initiative across 15 sites around the UK, a programme working to improve outcomes for victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse over seven local authority areas, and a programme delivering targeted system change interventions to tackle child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation and child trafficking for labour exploitation across three major cities.
Matt has a BA from the University of Oxford and an MA (with Distinction) from University College London.