I am a researcher, evaluator, and consultant for the arts and cultural sector, working both freelance and as an associate for Sound Connections and the Foundation for Social Improvement.

Melissa did an incredible job for us. She delivered impactful research which will be highly valuable to any arts organisation, funder, or policy-maker trying to improve their support for artists. Communication throughout was excellent, and Melissa worked flexibly with us as the project became more ambitious. Above all, her care for the artists who contributed to this research shone through in the reports, striking exactly the right note for our audiences.

Jon Opie, Deputy Director, Jerwood Arts

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