people-692005_1280My experience

I am a professionally trained qualitative researcher and ethnographer, with over twenty years experience as an academic and freelancer.

I have undertaken research design and analysis on topics as diverse as the night-time economy, parenting, psychotherapeutic practice, social policy, diversity, institutional racism, sustainable urbanism, urban analysis and histories, and alternative health.

I have mentored a wide selection of clients, including research students, academics and organisations*. I help them with qualitative and quantitative research dilemmas, from design to analysis and writing up.

I have also conducted market research and insight generation on a variety of projects, including global class, digital marketplaces, and the online art market.


I undertake work in the following areas:

  • Research design and strategy
  • Analysis (IPA, thematic, Likert)
  • Field research
  • Report writing, with multiple data sources, including quantitative
  • Literature reviews
  • Mentoring and supervision

What clients say

“Deborah far exceeded my expectations – she is very professional. The quality of her work is A+, and her advice is very informative and honest. I have no hesitation in using Deborah again. I cannot recommend her highly enough” (IPA research analysis).

“Deborah did a great job. That’s what I’m looking for from a professional and specialised person like her. She produced a high quality and rigorous report. I look forward to my next project with her soonest. I will definitely deal with her when guiding me in my research and recommend her to others…” (Research review).

“Deborah did a very thorough job, delivering on time and under budget! I will definitely use her for future work” (Market research literature review on HNWI).

“Wow, Deborah is great, I am happy that she took her time to look into my work and offer all possible advice that has the potential of turning my work into a fabulous one. I will always work with her…” (Book review).

“Thank you Deborah for the high quality and rigorous report on this writing project. You took what seemed like macro comments and translated them into bite-sized directions and signposts. I look forward to my next project with you soonest!!!” (Research review).

“Deborah did a great job for us. She delivered a thorough report despite a challenging brief, in a short amount of time. She responded to emails promptly and was very easy to work with. We will certainly use her again” (In-depth market research on global class).

“It was lovely working with Deborah, she fully understood the brief, and any issues she quickly reconfirmed and offered valuable suggestions to improve the work. Many thanks indeed, I would recommend and will definitely look to work with Deborah again” (Literature Review for osteopath practice).

“Deborah was a pleasure to work with. She took my unpolished draft and turned it into a highly useable product. She also made some very helpful suggestions” (Advice on research strategy for a market research project).

“Deborah you are wonderful, organised and on time, you gave me very useful feedback guiding me in my research…” (Research review).

“She did an excellent review of my research. I am genuinely impressed by the quality and depth of the review and would not hesitate to use again or recommend to others. Thank you” (Research review).

Deborah is an excellent tutor! She provided my client with step-by-step advice on how to improve their QA. She was also quick to respond and very patient with all the delays. Thanks again, Deborah!” (Research review).

Get in touch

If you need help with your research project, and what to find out more about what I can do and my fees, get in touch.

Much of the work I do for research clients is confidential, but I can provide a portfolio on request.

*Please note I do not write student essays or projects – I can only advise and mentor.