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Research 

Over the last 12 years, I have designed and delivered large quantitative and qualitative research projects, analysis of public consultation responses on a range of sustainability issues, and evaluation of public and stakeholder engagement projects. I have also developed training courses for organisations keen to engage stakeholders on sustainability issues. I believe in using robust methodologies in order to demonstrate impact. 

Clients:

  • Seaweb France – WWF UK


    Project
    Celtic Seas Partnership
    June 2014 – ongoing

    Funder
    Seaweb France – WWF UK

    Goal
    The Celtic Seas Partnership is an innovative four-year WWF-led project, part-funded by the European Commission LIFE+, which is creating a space for people to set up collaborative and innovative approaches to managing their activities and to create healthier seas for people and wildlife.

    What happened
    Working directly with Seaweb, the French partner on this project, I provide ongoing stakeholder engagement support to the team. My work has included:

    • Writing of 4 case studies on marine projects
      • Marine Renewable Energy: Sabella D10 wave turbine and Fecamp Offshore windfarm
      • Transnational Marine Governance: Forum de la Manche (Maritime governance in the English Channel)
      • Marine conflict resolution (GAP2 Scallops). 

    These case studies involved: 30 stakeholder interviews in French and English, desktop research and case studies writing.

    • Facilitation of a multi-stakeholder workshop in Brittany to develop innovative and collaborative ways of working to feed into the Marine Strategy Framework Directive consultation process in France. I used my experience of working with a range of marine industries, governments, scientists and local communities across France to help identify the challenges our seas and the marine economy face and develop effective solutions.
    • Stakeholder interviews as part of a research analysing different future growth scenarios in the Celtic Seas and their potential effects on the environmental status of our waters.

    More details available here: http://celticseaspartnership.eu/

  • States of Jersey


    Project
    ECO Active Programme
    2012

    Funder
    States of Jersey

    Goal
    To support corporate and public sector champions in their work around encouraging sustainable behaviours amongst colleagues and supply chains in Jersey.

    What happened
    I designed and delivered two behaviour change workshops to help corporate and public sector champions feel empowered to engage stakeholders and communities on sustainability issues such as beach cleaning, energy savings, workplace travel plans etc.

  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation


    Project
    Differential Impacts of Climate Change on Deprived Coastal Communities
    2009-2010

    Funder
    Joseph Rowntree Foundation

    Goal
    This study explored the vulnerability to climate change of communities in disadvantaged coastal areas of the UK. It combined four case studies with a literature review and analysis of likely impacts, interviews and a workshop; and it provided recommendations for improving their resilience to climate change as part of national and local adaptation responses. 

    What happened
    As part of this research project initiated and led by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, I designed interview questionnaires for 5 focus groups in Skegness and Great Yarmouth, and I interviewed 40 people, split into 5 different target groups from particularly vulnerable and deprived coastal communities. I did the review and analysis of the data and formulation of recommendations.

    The research report can be downloaded here: https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/impacts-climate-change-disadvantaged-uk-coastal-communities

  • Oil & Gas UK


    Project
    Stakeholder Engagement Guidelines
    2012

    Funder
    Oil & Gas UK

    Goal
    To update and develop a stakeholder engagement guidelines for decommissioning of oil and gas production facilities for use throughout the industry and referenced by DECC Guidance.

    What happened
    The Guidelines on Stakeholder Engagement during Decommissioning Activities was put together following stakeholder’s interviews, desktop research and online surveys, to serve as a central reference for operators, so that consistent good practice in stakeholder engagement can prevail across the oil and gas sector.

    This report can be downloaded here:  http://oilandgasuk.co.uk/product/guidelines-on-stakeholder-engagement-during-decommissioning-activities/