As a consultant I offer strategic advice and practical help with data science, data analysis, digital transformation and procurement, and market analysis. My clients range from tiny SMEs to pan-European organisations. I can draw on three years’ experience as a consultant and 20 years as an academic at the Open University, with world-class skills in getting best value from data and working with people, technology, data science, and artificial intelligence.

I am a highly experienced data scientist, researcher, analyst, project leader,  teacher, developer, educational technologist and manager. I particularly enjoy rapidly appraising new-to-me contexts, and mediating between highly technical specialisms and others, from ordinary users to senior management.

Throughout my work I strive to use my people and technology skills for social good.

Data Science and Research Consultancy

Do you need someone to

  • Help you understand your business or customers better?
  • Tackle a thorny data problem?
  • Assemble evidence for a big decision?
  • Strategically appraise your organisation & context?
  • Upskill your team?
  • Do an independent option assessment?
  • Do a feasibility study?
  • Say if that data pitch is credible or snake oil?
  • Help where you don’t know what you don’t know?

I can help!

If you want some ideas about how I could help, in December 2021 I wrote a longer Twitter thread full of ideas of work I could do for you.

I offer bespoke services, from short consultancies to longer contracts. If I can’t help directly, I will do what I can to connect you with someone who can. So do get in touch!

Key Skills

  • Strategic focus and systematic understanding
  • Research and analysis
  • Data science, statistics, analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantitative research
  • Interviews, focus groups, workshops, qualitative research
  • Innovation and organisational change
  • Broad knowledge of subject and practice domains (including science, engineering, healthcare and medicine, economics, philosophy, law, policy, and education at all levels)
  • Rapid understanding of new contexts and domains
  • Leading and managing multidisciplinary teams of specialists
  • Knowledge brokerage between a wide range of stakeholders,
  • Policy and regulatory issues, including data protection (GDPR), copyright, ethics, and domain-specific policy and legislation
  • 30 years’ experience in delivering technology projects across a wide range of topics within and beyond academia
  • Longstanding personal interests in education, medicine and healthcare, aviation, economics, current affairs, retail, and computing and consumer electronics
  • Engaging and effective presentations and teaching