Richard’s key role is to ensure that the company’s work is analytically rigorous and brings theoretical insights to bear on issues of public policy concern, while offering practical solutions for clients and policymakers.
He has over fourteen years of contract research experience that has been gained in both private sector consultancy and academia. His interests and expertise lie in the fields of media and the creative industries, urban and regional development, the knowledge economy and innovation, evaluation, and the social and economic impacts of culture.
Richard has extensive experience of designing and implementing both qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation projects, and has worked for a range of clients that have included the DCMS and all its sponsored bodies for culture (Film Council, Arts Council, MLA, English Heritage, etc.), the European Commission, the DTI, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and many of the English Regional Development Agencies (RDAs).
He is a regular speaker and participant at high level policy workshops and seminars. In 2007, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and is a member of the UK Evaluation Society.
Richard has a BSc in Communications Studies and Sociology from Goldsmiths College, London, and an MA in Sociology of Contemporary Culture from the University of York.