Andy Parkinson, Director
He is trained in the use of logic models, theory based evaluation and Social Return on Investment (SROI). He is proficient in the use of a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, in particular, the use of ethnographic research.
Andy has undertaken a range of assignments within the arts and cultural sector, ranging from work to increase participation in the arts and assessing programmes aimed at diversifying funding streams and building resilience within arts and cultural organisations. He also has a track record of leading research projects within the health and social care sector, including recent work exploring the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics in adult social care.
In addition to his undergraduate degree in Geography, Andy has an MPhil in Geography and a Postgraduate Diploma (with distinction) in Urban Policy & Regeneration. He is also a member of the Social Research Association.
Outside of work Andy takes a keen (friends would say obsessive) interest in local history and is a regular visitor to historic properties and heritage sites. Andy is also heavily involved in regional amateur sport and a fitness fanatic.
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Andy is an experienced research practitioner with a strong track record of delivering high quality research and consultancy assignments in both the public and private sector. Andy has hands-on public sector service delivery experience drawn from roles within the police and the NHS. He has delivered consultancy assignments for a range of clients across the UK including the Prince’s Trust, Creative Scotland, Youth Sport Trust, Skills for Care, Age UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, the Advice Services Alliance, Arts Council England, the Welsh Government and a range of local councils and regeneration partnerships. Andy has specific interests in raising educational attainment, the arts and cultural sector, adult social care and local advice services.