Amanda joined the Shared Future team in 2016 and is a freelance social researcher with over 20 years’ experience in the field of market and social research.
Amanda supports clients to develop and manage projects, analysing and interpreting data and writing reports to fulfil their needs. Over the years Amanda has managed a variety of projects relating to the social aspects of life utilising a range of methodologies to capture people’s views: discussion groups, workshops, citizens’ juries, events, in-depth interviews and large-scale surveys.
Collaborative work has included a review of an online service for Talent Match at GMCVO, conducting a ‘test and learn’ Care at Home Citizens’ Inquiry and providing facilitation support for Cheshire and Merseyside Alcohol Inquiry.
Amanda has previously worked closely with community members to develop their ability to communicate effectively with public sector organisations, up-skilling them through training and support and helping build confidence to challenge and get involved in developing local services.
As founder of Mill Research, Amanda has recently supported organisations on a variety of projects including: measuring and reporting on the social value impact of a health and social care charity, conducting an evaluation for a local CIC, facilitating an online deliberative event about the Future of Britain after Brexit and assisting with community engagement for a pre-consultation equality impact assessment for an NHS Commissioning Support Unit.