I am a freelance evaluator and researcher for arts, cultural and community organisations.  I have a specialism in community music, music education, participatory arts and socially-engaged arts, although my work also includes, theatre, dance, visual arts, heritage and arts in health projects. My clients include small charities, CICs, larger venue-based arts organisations, youth organisations who provide participatory arts opportunities, Music Education Hubs, local authority arts and events teams, in addition to multi-partner consortia working together on larger-scale regional projects.

My work focuses on helping organisations to improve what they do by supporting meaningful evaluation processes and developing a better understanding of what people value about their work.

Examples of Projects

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What Are We Learning?

What Are We Learning? was a research project commissioned by Wiltshire Music Connect to capture what the music education sector in Wiltshire were learning from the move to online musical tuition during the coronavirus lockdown in spring and summer 2020.  I was the lead researcher with a team of 8 co-researchers (all Associates of Wiltshire […]


Babigloo Music for Babies

Babigloo is a non-verbal approach to music making for babies aged 0 to 12 months and their parents / carers.  The Babigloo musicians create a multi-sensory environment which encourages listening, communication and playfulness between babies and their parents / carers using live and recorded music, sound, movement, gesture, visual and tactile materials, babies’ vocalisations and […]


Celebrating Age Wiltshire

Celebrating Age Wiltshire 2017 to 2020 was a partnership project to increase access and inclusion to arts events for older people (funded by Arts Council England and the Baring Foundation’s Celebrating Age Programme).  I was contracted in the final year of the 3-year project to undertake an evaluation and help develop a case for further […]

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