I am a researcher, evaluator, and consultant in the arts and cultural sector, working both freelance and as an associate for the music education consultancy Sound Connections. I also work on the Cultural Impact Development Fund at Nesta, where I support socially driven arts and culture organisations to develop their capacity for monitoring and evaluating their impact.
Melissa is an expert consultant and researcher. She anticipated my organisation’s needs, and the final report exceeded expectations. Melissa is detail-oriented, articulate, and enthusiastic. She was eager to collaborate and asked the tough questions in order to produce high-quality research. I would happily work with Melissa again as a consultant.
Kate Cornell, Executive Director, Canadian Dance Assembly
Melissa has been a thorough and professional evaluator working alongside our team to provide evidence and resources for on-going use that will enable the Institute of Imagination to explore the impact of creativity on children’s learning.
Tom Doust, Director of Experience and Learning, Institute of Imagination
Melissa’s attention to detail, analytical approach, and thirst for evidence-based decision-making are second to none. She has the innate ability to analyse and digest complex information, summarise it succinctly, and communicate it effectively, whether to stakeholders or colleagues.
Matt Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer, National Foundation for Youth Music