Rachel has a first-class BSc Psychology Degree (Industrial) from the University of Leeds.
“It’s great to work on a wide range of projects at Cordis Bright. We use a mix of high-quality research methods, utilising the broad expertise we have and tailoring our approach to the client and specific project. Part of what makes our approach successful and rewarding is the focus on both helping our clients work effectively and aiming for meaningful change in communities and individual’s lives.”
Prior to joining Cordis Bright, she worked as a Market Researcher in the Education, Sustainability and Membership sectors. During this time she worked on both qualitative and quantitative projects for clients including charities and medical membership bodies, as well as leading universities and academic journals, both UK and internationally based.
As part of her degree, she also worked for a year at a charity, analysing and utilising secondary data, for example from the NHS and ONS, to aid the charity’s work in preventing and treating cancer. On top of this, Rachel has experience working in a nursing home and has volunteered with various organisations, including helping run a local holiday club for primary school children.
Rachel's skills include:
- Analysing large sets of quantitative data, using programmes such as SPSS, Q and Excel.
- Conducting and analysing in-depth semi-structured phone interviews with a variety of respondents.
- Utilising other qualitative methods, such as mobile ethnography, to creatively engage with respondents and gain useful insights.
- Creating comprehensive competitor grids.
- Survey design and analysis.
- In-depth report writing with actionable insights for clients, as well as producing more lay friendly and visual communications.
- Conducting desk research and utilising data from secondary sources.
Rachel’s recent and current projects include:
- Evaluation of the Health Foundation’s Exploring Social Franchising and Licensing Programme, which investigated the potential for social franchising and licensing within the UK health and care sector by working directly with four selected originator projects which were seeking a more robust approach to scaling and spreading their healthcare innovations.
- Evaluation of Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond programme which brought together a consortium of national and community-based charities to assist children and young people adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and related lockdown measures.
- An assessment of Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes (DVPP), which aimed to improve understanding of what works for preventing domestic abuse offending, especially once a perpetrator has been identified. In addition, resources were produced to support commissioners and providers to assess need for DVPPs and on how the impact of programmes can be demonstrated.
- Evaluation of supported accommodation to homeless young people with complex needs, aged 17-24. The support includes full-time intensive education, employment and training support, alongside therapeutic support and activities such as sports and art.
- Evaluation of the COVID Financial Shield, which aims to support people who have long term health conditions and who are experiencing financial problems in Lambeth and Southwark. It brings together creditor and health agencies, and builds upon an existing social prescribing model.