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MEET THE TEAM
DR KATHY SEYMOUR
JASON GUEST

DIRECTOR

 

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.

RESEARCH MANAGER

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.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATES
FIONA ELLIS
KATHRYN CROWTHER

Fiona has a background in psychology (having an MSc in Rehabilitation Psychology and a BSc in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience) and is currently working towards a PhD in the field of stroke rehabilitation.

 

She is highly experienced in both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis and has expertise in a range of analysis software packages including SPSS and NVivo. Since joining Seymour Research in 2015, she has worked on several projects and her role has included conducting focus groups, analysing survey data and free text comments, designing research instruments (e.g. interview schedules and questionnaires) and report writing.

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.

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.

SCOTT OWENS
GILLIAN ROLLASON

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.