Services

I offer high quality research and writing and am reliable, conscientious and hard working.

I can undertake freelance work and work as an associate on projects.

My areas of work and expertise are outlined below. Please contact me for more information and to discuss projects.

Types of work considered

  • Desk research
  • Literature reviews
  • Policy and strategy work
  • Evaluations of projects/programmes
  • Quantitative and qualitative research (data collection and analysis)
  • Transcribing interviews
  • Report writing and briefings
  • Digital content creation
  • Magazine content creation and editing
  • Digital communications

Key areas of expertise

  • Libraries (public, academic)
  • Library policy and strategies
  • Marketing including social media
  • Digital library services e.g. e-books, websites
  • Digital content and digital presence
  • Outcome and impact measures, quality frameworks
  • Information literacy, reader development
  • Book and publishing industries

Current and previous projects

  • Public library data project (on behalf of SLIC) (current)
  • Wellbeing and Scottish Libraries (on behalf of SLIC)
  • New distance learning module on digital presence and digital content for libraries, for Aberystwyth University Department of Information Studies
  • External verifier for Welsh Public Library Standards (2020) assessment for Welsh Government
  • Editor, commemorative publication for Welsh Government: Cofio’n Cymru / Wales Remembers 1914-1918. Available in English or Welsh online as the ‘Final Publication’. (limited hardcopy)
  • Health and wellbeing in public libraries in Scotland, research report for SLIC: Health on the Shelf report published April 2020 – see news item for press release; feature article in The Herald newspaper in Scotland
  • Digital inclusion and the impact of Universal Credit on public library services in Wales, with Dr Anoush Simon of Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University. Initial findings are available online.
  • Scottish public mobile libraries research report for SLIC (2019): Libraries on the Move.
  • Review public library standards framework for future adjustments (for Welsh Government)