I have researched and written evaluation reports, case studies, service guides and audience surveys for a range of commissioners including the Marches Network, Avoncroft Museum, Wolverhampton Arts & Heritage Service, Birmingham City Council Community Arts Team, JISC and the National Trust.
IMPACT OF ARTS & REMINISCENCE ON THE WELLBEING OF DEMENTIA PATIENTS IN WYCHAVON CARE HOMES, autumn 2016
Evaluation of the contribution of structured Art & Reminiscence activity to the daily life and care of dementia patients in residential homes. This was a pilot programme of workshops commissioned by Wychavon DC and Museums Worcestershire.
Download the report: Arts and Reminiscence in Wychavon Care Homes report 2016-02-15
MEDIEVAL ABBERLEY REVEALED 2014-2015: evaluation report
Evaluation of the HLF-funded Medieval Abberley Revealed community archaeology project which took place over 12 months, and followed the wonderful Abberley Lives village/WI history project of 2012-2013.
Participation levels on this project were really high, with over 13% of the village either volunteering or attending an event. The social and well-being outcomes were very strong – even long-time residents expressed how much they had enjoyed meeting new neighbours and volunteering with friends.
Download the report: Medieval Abberley Revealed evaluation report
MUSEUMS ON THE MOVE: Social Media Strategy
Commissioned by the Marches Network, and published in May 2013, this Social Media Strategy explores the range of ways in which the Museums on the Move team could use emerging forms of social media to market their service, engage new audiences, develop research and enhance the learning experience on board the ‘museum that reaches parts other museums cannot reach’.
Download the report: MUSEUM ON THE MOVE_Social Media Strategy 2013-15
MEMORIES IN THE MAKING: evaluating wellbeing
Published in January 2013, this report followed the first year of delivery of Memories in the Making, an programme of arts and reminiscence activity for older people with dementia. The WAVE team and I were keen to capture as many health & wellbeing outcomes as we could. The evaluation framework was based on the research into wellbeing indicators carried out by nef.
Download the report: WAVE_Memories in the Making
DO TRY THIS AT HOME: A challenging assignment!
In 2009, MLA commissioned me to research and write a guide for Home Educators to using museum and archive resources as part of their own learning programmes. The following guide is a result of the wonderful input provided by home learners, museum staff and education providers across the country.
Download the report: Do Try This At Home – MLA Guide for Home Educators
WORLD OF KAYS: final report to funder
The final report and evaluation of World of Kays project for JISC, published in Feb 2012.
Download the report: WORLD OF KAYS_Final Report
EVALUATING SOCIAL OUTCOMES: Can we measure it?
The following are samples of my evaluation research into the social outcomes of creative and heritage activity for Birmingham City Council. I used MLA’s Generic Social and Learning Outcomes frameworks as the basis for the evaluation:
Evaluation case studies for the Artists in Residence scheme, 2010-2011, commissioned by the Community Arts Team, Birmingham City Council:
Artists in Residence_LADYWOOD_Breaking Boundaries
Artists in Residence_PERRY BARR_Fleet Feet
Artists in Residence_NORTHFIELD_Unlocking creativity
Artists in Residence_ERDINGTON_The Secret Life of the Garden
Evaluation case studies and summary report for the Birmingham Cultural Champions scheme, 2010-2011, commissioned by the Community Arts Team, Birmingham City Council:
Brum Cultural Champs_ExecSummary
Brum Cultural Champs_LADYWOOD_We the Constituency
Brum Cultural Champs_HODGE HILL_Sustain or Enable
Brum Cultural Champs_PERRY BARR_Raising the Profile
Brum Cultural Champs_ERDINGTON_Art & Archives