Katy has worked in research since 2001, and was previously Director of ODS Consulting. She is a highly experienced social researcher, skilled at managing both large and small-scale projects at national and local level. She specialises in qualitative and mixed method research. She has an inquisitive, analytical approach, and is excellent at summarising complex and rich qualitative and quantitative information in a simple, accessible and user friendly way. She is skilled in using innovative research methods, and working with a wide range of research participants. Katy also brings particular expertise in equalities monitoring and research into equality and disadvantage.
She is highly familiar with the ethics of undertaking research with public sector stakeholders, community based projects, schools and with young people. Katy has managed a number of major evaluations for funders – including the Scottish Government, sportscotland, Creative Scotland and others.