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Contact us:

07812 769677

If you'd like to discuss a project feel free to get in touch or email us at:

Our services

  • Examination of documentary evidence and literature reviews
  • Qualitative approaches including face to face interviewing, focus groups and group discussions, telephone interviewing and observations
  • Web-based and postal surveys
  • Consultations – including analysis of responses to consultation exercises
  • Analysis of qualitative material and statistics
  • Report writing
  • Research and evaluation support including commissioning, advice on tenders and proposed methodologies, sampling design, consultation design and questionnaire and interview schedule development
  • 'Taking the pulse' consultations
  • Health checks for local authorities and voluntary organisations
  • Exit interviews as part of a workforce planning strategy


"Mary is a thorough and detailed researcher and analyst. She has a good knowledge and understanding of children's services and workforce issues. Mary is extremely reliable and her wide area of interest and expertise in children's services is invaluable.

I have no hesitation in recommending Mary to colleagues."

Amy Weir, Head of Service,
Slough BC

"Mary is a knowledgeable social researcher with extensive experience project leadership in the area of children’s well-being and related service provision. Her analyses are robust and her report writing is wonderfully clear. She knows the field well, building a sound rapport with those whose lives she is studying to provide reliable and insightful data and analyses. I would recommend her wholeheartedly."


Professor Anne Edwards, Director of Research, Oxford University Department of Education