Consultancy services

Staff in the centre have expertise in a range of methods and approaches to support learning and development in organisations, services and communities. Centre members have considerable experience of providing programme and service evaluation and improvement projects across social care, health, education and community settings. A unique aspect to our approaches is the use of reflective practice and systemic action inquiry approaches working collaboratively with professionals to support innovation and improvement in services. Centre staff also bring expertise in involvement of service users and carers as experts by experience and embedding participation in service planning and review processes. We have particular expertise in the participation of children and young people in public sector service design, delivery and evaluation and in shared decision-making in health and care settings.

We are able to offer a range of consultancy services to meet your needs including:

  • Facilitating practice-based learning and reflective practice
  • Evaluation of policy, programmes and services
  • Master Classes, training and professional development workshops
  • Visual methods (including life journey mapping)          
  • Child and Women-centred approaches
  • Knowledge transfer partnerships.
  • Whole system learning for change (Action Research)
  • Participatory design and evaluation,
  • Co-production involving service users/carers as experts by experience
  • World café and ‘open space’ processes
  • Focus groups, consultations and surveys
  • Systematic reviews and rapid evidence assessments

To discuss consultancy and partnership opportunities please contact: or


Examples of recent consultancy projects


Evaluation of Behaviours that Challenge Pilot, Kirklees Disability Service (2021-22) Kate Parkinson

Improving service responses for families experiencing parental alcohol misuse, Doncaster Public Health (2020-21) Barry Percy-Smith

Assessment of FGM Safeguarding Policies and Practices in the UK, FORWARD (Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development) (2020-21) Kate Smith

The cost of living for Health and Care staff (Phase 3) Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire West (BOB) and Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS) (2022) Phil Brown