Research team

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Al Mathers

Head of Research, Data and Insight

Al’s role is to lead the Good Things Foundation Research Team to be at the cutting edge of digital social inclusion impact measurement, and make sure everything we do is evidence driven.

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Emma Stone

Director of Evidence and Engagement

Emma leads a team of specialist experts - skilled in service design, user research, evaluation, data insights, marketing, communications, external affairs and advocacy.

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James Richardson

Research Manager

James is part of our small team of talented people who carry out research and evaluation, making sure that Good Things Foundation always knows what's going on in its network and how we can help, as well as forming partnerships with a broad range of research partners from universities, other charities and more.

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Jane Mackey

Senior Evaluation and Research Manager

Jane works alongside other members of the Research Team, to research and evaluate the impact of the services being delivered by Good Things Foundation’s network. She is also responsible for helping the team to collaborate productively and effectively, so they can focus on producing high-quality, and robust, research.

Lauren Howe

Research and Data Officer

Lauren supports the Research and Data Insights Team to evaluate Good Things' services through a qualitative lens. By evaluating and gathering insights on the efficacy of our services, we work to ensure the support given to partners and beneficiaries empowers them to achieve both their needs and goals.

May Appleby

Research and Data Support Administrator

May provides general research assistance to the Research team, including data support and analysis. She enjoys engaging with centres to help them resolve any issues that they are encountering and reporting feedback back to the Research team so that future projects can more streamlined, user friendly and thus effective.

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Steph Libby

Data Insights Analyst

Steph works with staff throughout Good Things Foundation, helping them work more effectively by analysing data and making graphs and dashboards.