Siah Lesher


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Prior to joining Cordis Bright, Siah worked for a research centre at the University of Southern California where she managed and operated a nationally representative internet panel. She utilised her project management skills to support a wide range of economic and social science research. She also has previous service provider experience as a Housing Navigator in Los Angeles where she worked with families experiencing homelessness to identify and move into permanent housing. In this role, she was a part of piloting one of Los Angeles County’s first homelessness prevention programmes. To build on this experience, she volunteered with California Policy Lab to conduct a process evaluation on a similar homelessness prevention programme.


Siah has a BSc in Public Health from the University of Washington in Seattle and an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. As a part of Siah’s Master’s dissertation, she used qualitative methods to explore the barriers and facilitators to maintaining housing within the UK context in efforts to better understand how to prevent homelessness, and in particular, rough sleeping.

Siah’s research skills include:

  • Conducting evaluations, particularly process and economic evaluations.
  • Analysing and coding semi-structured interviews using Dedoose and analysing large datasets using STATA and Excel.
  • Undertaking survey research, including recruitment and retention of participants to consulting on survey methodologies.
  • Reviewing literature and conducting desk-based research for high-quality reports disseminated across wider audiences.

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