Writing and analysis: I'm able to analyse information from a range of
sources and then present it in a logical and understandable format. I
can write in a formal or academic style if required, but I'm often hired
partly because I can write in an informal, accessible and concise way.
If you'd like to download examples of my work, please go to my publications
Training and facilitation:
Feedback from participants shows
that they value my lively approach, with an emphasis on their active participation
and opportunities to learn from each other. I find that people learn more if they are engaged and expected, through careful structuring of activities, to contribute. They also develop more commitment if they generate their own outcomes, such as creating their organisation's definition for mainstreaming for themselves, and devising their own plans for action.
can efficiently conduct research from my home, using the web, skype and
phone. In face-to-face situations I often use a mixture of interviews,
focus group discussions, and participatory learning activities. I also use on-line surveys to gather data from larger numbers of respondents.
I'm able to improve texts by ensuring they convey their intended meaning
in a clear manner, are consistent, free of errors, and do not contain
unnecessary repetition. Sometimes I perform a 'deep edit' by taking a
draft text and rewriting it so that it reads well in English, and, if
needed, reorganising it to improve the narrative flow or logic.
am happy to fit in with different working styles and am able to handle
the varied demands placed on me during consultancy contracts. It's rare
for me not to get along with other people or, indeed, not to enjoy my
work. I also welcome opportunities to work on and learn about new topics
and ways of working.