SEYMOUR RESEARCH TEAM
DR KATHY SEYMOUR
I have been a researcher since 1997 working for local authorities (Surrey and Nottinghamshire County Councils), an independent educational research organisation (NFER), the University of Nottingham and on a freelance basis.
My first degree is in Social Policy, I have an MSc in Research Methods and a PhD from the University of Nottingham's School of Education. I have also been involved in training colleagues in a variety of research methods and for three years taught on an undergraduate 'survey design and analysis' module at the University of Nottingham.
I am a member of the British Educational Research Association and the Social Research Association. My research skills and experience cover both the quantitative and qualitative fields and I find we are increasingly recommending mixed methods research to meet our clients’ needs.
Jason is a highly skilled manager and administrator with over 20 years’ experience working in student exchange programmes and the higher education sector.
He joins Seymour Research after six years in a key role supporting the senior leadership team at one of the largest colleges of the University of Cambridge. A graduate of Royal Holloway, University of London, Jason provides project management, quality assurance and administrative support for the office-based team. Jason is also involved in conducting, analysing and reporting on our research projects.
Kathryn is an experienced child and youth researcher with 15 years' experience of conducting research in the education and skills sectors. She has led research and evaluation studies for clients including the Department for Education, the Welsh Assembly Government and BBC Children in Need.
She has a vast range of qualitative and quantitative methodological expertise. She has designed and developed surveys, outcome frameworks, key performance indicators and undertaken detailed data analysis. Her qualitative evaluation expertise is vast and includes focus groups and one-to-one interviews with a range of respondent groups including children and young people, older people, local authority strategic and operational stakeholders, policy makers and hard-to-reach groups.
Steve has a Masters in Mathematics and is accredited as a Chartered Mathematician by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. He has over 17 years’ experience, of which the last 10 has been working as a consultant.
Steve brings expertise in complex quantitative analysis, data analysis & mining and advanced statistical analysis. Techniques such as segmentation, key drivers analysis, factor analysis, regression modelling are all in a day’s work for Steve. His particular passion is extracting quantitative analytical information from textual data, as well as pushing the boundaries of machine learning and AI. He also has the requisite technical skills to support these analyses, such as database administration and management, software design and programming, and is guru of all things Excel, R, VBA, SQL giving him the ability to provide a complete end-to-end analytical solution.
Scott has worked in the market research industry for over 10 years and has spent the last 5 years as a self employed consultant.
Scott is a full member of the MRS and holds a degree in Social Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Market Research. He specialises in the design, analysis and reporting of quantitative research surveys. Scott works with clients all over the world in the public, private and academic sectors.
He has acted as a Research Associate for Seymour Research since 2013 and has partnered with the team on a number of high profile academic and public sector projects.
Gillian has an MSc in Social Research and a PhD in Politics, for which she conducted qualitative research with hard to reach populations in the health and advocacy sectors.
She has over 7 years' research experience gained in academia and the non-profit sector, and has completed research projects in the UK and overseas. She is trained in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and has professional experience in survey design, delivering focus groups, and conducting remote and face to face interviews. She has previously been employed as a University lecturer and tutor, and has a personal interest in data visualisation and the dissemination of complex information through accessible, engaging mediums.