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Area of academic expertise - outline

My research examines a number of interrelated topics concerning the nonprofit/charity sector: funding sources and networks; measuring and modelling organisational and financial risk; evaluating regulatory interventions; and estimating geographical distribution of charitable activity. I have methodological and teaching interests in the use of administrative data, quantitative methods and computational social science. I have been commissioned to deliver and develop training courses and materials for the National Centre for Research Methods, Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, and Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data

Current research activities

I am currently researching the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the UK charity sector, in particular whether the "normal" level of new charities being formed has been disrupted. Another strand of this work is estimating the financial consequences of the pandemic with respect to heavy reliance on a single funding source (e.g., government funding).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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  • Statistical analysis
  • Statistics Teaching


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