Ann has research qualifications and has carried out quantitative and qualitative research for voluntary and community organisations, statutory bodies and universities.  These have included working for the Countryside Agency in supporting town and parish councils in carrying out rural transport surveys, working with parish planning groups on designing their surveys and conducting feasibility studies for organisations exploring the need for a new building or service.  She has been trained in the use of SNAP software.

Ann has carried out a number of community consultations and has extensive experience of designing and implementing consultation exercises.

Examples of research carried out include:

  • North Yorkshire County Council - voice and representation of older people
  • Rape Crisis England - .literature review of initiatives to prevent sexual violence
  • project evaluations
  • research into supported volunteering for Harrogate and Ripon CVS
  • research into the nature of BME communities in North Yorkshire for North Yorkshire and York Forum