Ellie specialises in qualitative research and is leading several projects at Natcen – one of which assesses the implementation and perceived effects of pilots in prisons to increase the range of drug and alcohol services which support recovery pathways for prisoners in custody and the community.
Over the past six years, Ellie has developed strong experience both managing and delivering research for a variety of clients. Most recently Ellie worked for a social action charity in East London where she managed projects examining the impacts of welfare reform and the effectiveness of assessment undertaken by employment providers. In this role Ellie developed a keen interest and passion for using research in a policy context to lobby for change for disadvantaged groups.
Ellie’s background is in labour market and welfare to work research. She has delivered work on large-scale mixed-method evaluations for government departments around significant policy changes; for example, lone parent benefits and the Work Programme. In addition she has a keen interest in housing policy having led and delivered research for a consortium of housing providers.