About Me

LRSquare10My name is Helen Kara and I have been an independent researcher since 1999. I have a background of employment in the private, public, and voluntary sectors, and now do commissioned research and evaluation, mainly for public and voluntary sector organisations and partnerships. My research areas are social care, health, and the voluntary/third sector.

I teach research methods to practitioners and students through training, lecturing, and presenting at conferences. This seminar at the University of Central Lancashire from February 2014 is an example, as is this one from the University of Southampton from November 2015.

I write on research methods and am always happy to discuss this on Twitter, where I am @DrHelenKara.

Click if you would like to know more about my writing or my teaching, or to see a list of all my research projects. You can view my Amazon page, my Google Scholar page, and my ORCID iD.

I am a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.

Why might I be useful to you?

Perhaps you’re an academic preparing a funding bid which would benefit from an experienced independent partner, or needing to outsource some existing research work, or wanting a guest lecturer for your research methods course, or seeking a keynote speaker for a conference.

Maybe you’re a public or third sector manager wanting to commission some research or outsource part of a research project.

You could be from a third sector organisation wanting to set up your own research ethics committee.

Or someone I haven’t thought of…

Whichever, please do get in touch. I’m always happy to discuss potential paid work, with no charge for an initial discussion.