Mhairi is an experienced researcher specialising in the voluntary and social purpose sector, who has worked client and agency-side and across quantitative and qualitative research. She has experience in survey design, data analysis, depth-interviews and focus group moderation, and brings high quality analysis and reporting, tailored to audience, to her project work.
Mhairi previously led on research, monitoring and evaluation at Into Film, the national youth arts education charity funded by the British Film Institute, where she managed funder monitoring responsibilities, external evaluation programmes and supported internal evaluation and research competencies. She also worked at nfpSynergy for many years first as a senior researcher across tracking programmes and bespoke client projects, and then heading up the Charity Awareness Monitor (CAM) on behalf of over 60 charity clients.
Over the years Mhairi has worked with non-profit clients including ACEVO, Action for Children, Age UK, Alzheimer’s UK, ACEVO, Care International, CLIC Sargent, London Music Masters, Macmillan, Parentkind, RSPB, Time’s UP UK, and Water Aid. She has a First-Class History degree from the University of Glasgow and an MPhil and DPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford, where she researched policy discourses on asylum and migration in the years following 9/11.