Suzie has a first-class degree in Education and English and an MEd with Distinction in Researching Practice from the University of Cambridge.
“One of the most rewarding aspects of working at Cordis Bright is the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders and service users. We draw upon their unique experiences and perspectives through high-quality research, producing reports which translate into real change for our clients and the communities they support.”
Her skills and experience include:
- Conducting qualitative and quantitative research with large datasets.
- Designing and conducting interviews, observations, thematic analysis and focus groups.
- Engaging stakeholders in research and presenting findings to wide-ranging audiences.
- Managing large research projects, including the development of evaluation frameworks in collaboration with clients and stakeholders.
- Writing high-quality research reports, and comprehensive literature and policy reviews, as well peer-reviewing for research journals.
Suzie’s recent and current projects include:
- Reviews and evaluations of Early Years interventions for families, including the use of home learning apps, and a review of the materials used by a home visiting programme aiming to support families with their children’s early development and nutrition.
- Evaluations of interventions to divert children and young people away from serious youth violence, including an ongoing process and impact evaluation for a Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office of the Violence Reduction Unit in their local area and an evaluation of Northumbria OPCC’s YOLO project.
- Evaluations of numerous Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes. This has involved gathering qualitative and quantitative data, engaging key stakeholders and service users and their families, as well as conducting and presenting the analysis in high-quality reports.
- Research on safeguarding, radicalisation and exploitation. This includes exploratory research for the Department for Education on children’s social care practice in relation to safeguarding and radicalisation, and an evaluation of an education service in Newham’s children’s services for children and young people at risk of exploitation.
Prior to joining Cordis Bright, Suzie worked as a primary school leader, during which time she led a community-wide project in collaboration with the European Research Committee to increase social cohesion improve the attainment of children from low-income families. Suzie also has previous experience volunteering with children supported by children’s services and youth charities, and with homelessness services.