NLH Partnership was set up in 2006 by its current Director, Nigel Lloyd, and since then has been delivering the highest quality research and evaluation services for a range of public and third sector partners. These include national government, local authorities, local and national charities, and funding organisations such as the Big Lottery Fund.
Prior to setting up NLH Partnership, Nigel already had a decade of research and evalution exprience, having worked as an academic researcher and indepenent research consultant. He was also an evaluation advisor and National Coordinator for the National Evaluation of Sure Start, based at Birkbeck College (University of London).
Since 2006, NLH Partnership has conducted a broad range of research, evaluation, training and support work, including: impact and outcomes evaluations; community surveys and consultations; needs analyses; multi-agency and partnership-working evaluations; organisational development projects; planning, performance management and outcomes development consultancy work; and research and evaluation training and support.
We continue to focus on projects that aim to bring about positive change and outcomes for children, families, and communities, particularly those experiencing social disadvantage.
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DIRECTOR AND PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT
Nigel Lloyd is NLH Partnership’s Director and Principal Researcher. He is a hugely experienced social researcher, evaluator, trainer, and consultant. Nigel began his research career teaching a range of topics, including research methodology and statistical analysis to university undergraduates. He has more than 20 years’ experience of conducting social research and evaluation, and is a highly-skilled researcher, with expertise in the use of a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods and methodologies.
Nigel is an outcomes measurement specialist, and leads NLH Partnership’s impacts and outcomes measurement work. He has particular expertise in outcomes measurement for services for children and families, health promotion and improvement programmes, and community-focused, multi-agency initiatives. Prior to forming NLH Partnership, Nigel spent four years at Birkbeck College, University of London, working for the National Evaluation of Sure Start, as an evaluation, evaluation advisor, and National Coordinator.
Nigel has been responsible for designing, conducting and successfully completing many dozens of social research projects, working with a wide range of clients. These include a large number of local authorities, central government, and numerous health, voluntary and community sector clients.
Since 2014 Nigel has been an Analytical Associate with the UK Department for Education, and has conducted a number of high-profile projects for the Department.
Andy is a hugely experienced practitioner, manager and leader, with particular expertise in developing and managing complex, multi-agency services. He began his working life as a secondary school teacher, before spending a number of years working as a specialist social worker and service manager with children and young people with disabilities. He is a former National Chair of the Shared Care Network.
Andy spent 11 years working as a Strategic Manager with Sure Start Local Programmes and Children’s Centres, and developed a network of 6 Children’s Centres with over 100 staff and a complex array of multi-agency services. He has particular expertise in effectively managing change within organisations. Andy served for 3 years on the DfE Children’s Centre Leader’s National Reference Group and was also a member of the Key Partners Group of the Government’s Social Work Taskforce.
Andy has also worked as a social work consultant, practice teacher and lecturer. He is an experienced and engaging trainer, facilitator and workshop leader.
Ray has over 15 years’ experience of working on business support and training in the Early Years and Childcare sector. He has worked extensively with central government, delivering policy implementation and practical advice to local authorities on sufficiency duties, sustainability, business support, and childcare market development strategies.
Over the past few years Ray has supported numerous local authorities with their market development strategies, delivering business support and training, and guiding their free entitlement and single funding formula implementation work. He has a wealth of experience in developing business systems for childcare settings to improve their business skills and sustainability.
Recent work has included a focus on helping local authorities prepare for and effectively deliver the 30 hours free childcare entitlement.
Kathryn is a skilled researcher, consultant, trainer and qualitative data analyst. During her career, she has worked in a number of different roles across social care research and practice, leadership and management, and higher education.
Kathryn is a registered social worker, with the majority of her practice career spent leading substance use services. She is a former CEO of a small addictions charity and held the post of Head of Department of Social Care at Anglia Ruskin University.
Kathryn is currently a visiting research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery at St. Mary’s University, and chair of trustees at Women@theWell, a service supporting women involved, or at risk of involvement, in prostitution. She sits on the Ministry of Justice Advisory Board for Female Offenders.
Kathryn has completed a number of research projects exploring the choices and decisions made by individuals when seeking help and support. For example, her doctoral research explored the multiple and intersecting experiences of women women involved in prostitution, and the decisions they make when seeking help and support. This work involved developing a taxonomy of service provision, a systems map of experiences, and developing a Complex Experiences Care model.
Sarah is a school improvement specialist with more than 12 years’ experience of working to support schools in identifying and implementing strategies for raising standards and narrowing the gap in achievement and attainment.
With a particular expertise in mathematics, Sarah has vast experience of working with schools to support the leadership and management of school improvement and curriculum development, and to support them in delivering National Curriculum requirements. Prior to becoming a School Improvement Consultant, Sarah taught across all primary age ranges, undertaking the role of mathematics subject leader and Primary National Strategy Mathematics Leading Teacher.
Sarah is an effective communicator and hugely experienced trainer. A particular strength is her ability to work collaboratively with partners to support their continual progress and to identify areas for development and effective strategies for improvement.
She is a National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM) Professional Development Accredited Lead and AQA trainer for Primary Mathematics.