"As research professionals ourselves, we understand the challenges of doing good social research. Our aim is to build excellence in social research skills by providing hands-on, timely support through our programme of mentoring, training and supervision."
Alice’s career choices have been driven by her interest in people and desire to bring about positive changes in people’s lives. She studied Russian at university before living and working in Moscow for several years; speaking fluent Russian and immersing herself in local life. After returning to the UK, she retrained as a nurse and worked in oncology and the community, caring for patients and their families through incapacity, illness and often death. Whilst enjoying nursing, Alice became increasingly interested in looking for ways of improving patient experiences which ultimately led to the move into social research.
As a qualitative specialist, Alice has relished the opportunity of bringing ordinary people's voices and experiences to the policy table through the application of high quality, robust research. She has worked in different policy areas, including health and social care, education, social exclusion, welfare to work and benefits. She is particularly interested in the interplay between health (mental and physical) and other spheres of people's lives; methodologically - in the process and ethics of data collection. Alice has taught on all aspects of the qualitative research cycle and extensively on in-depth interviewing.
"When first working with Jenny, I was immediately struck by her integrity and her intellect. She makes sure that taking part in research is a safe and ethical process both for researchers and participants. When working on complex problems, she is able to focus on the core issues that will shed light on the research questions."