I have long been fascinated by the field of social research and I still get a thrill seeing the way methods and approaches evolve and develop over time. From my early career as a researcher I went on to build a successful business providing research and evaluation services in social care, health and the third sector. Later I developed a second career as an independent scholar, writing, teaching and speaking about research methods and research ethics in the UK and overseas.

After working for over 20 years as an independent researcher, over 10 of those as an independent scholar, I began to receive requests to offer expert advice on research methods and research ethics. I find this work particularly stimulating and rewarding, and I believe it is how my clients can get the most benefit from my knowledge and expertise.

Expert advice

Besides my extensive practical experience, my expertise is evidenced by the numerous books I have published in the fields of research methods and ethics, and the high international demand for my training workshops, lectures and keynote speeches. In addition, I have been an ethics expert for the European Commission since 2020, assessing the ethical implications of grant applications for large research projects.

I can offer research methods advice for:

  • Internal research projects
  • Modules and courses
  • Funded research projects

Clients include Nottingham Trent University and the University of Central Lancashire.

I can offer research ethics advice for:

  • Funded research projects, including those funded by the European Commission
  • Organisations and groups wishing to set up their own research ethics committee
  • Internal research projects

Clients include Sheffield Hallam University, Waverley Care, Research In Practice and Liverpool John Moores University.

If you would like to discuss how my expert advice can help you, please use my Contact page (and if you don’t hear from me within a few days, please check your junk/spam as my emails increasingly go there).