Kerry joined Miller Research in July 2005, after completing a Masters in Regeneration at Cardiff University. She has developed first-rate skills in research design, project management and interviewing, all of which are crucial to effective project delivery. As an English Literature graduate her other main strength lies in report writing, and ensuring tone, language and content are appropriate for a given audience. Kerry has an impressive track record of research in the agri-food sector. In 2010/2011, she managed a fifteen month evaluation of the Food Festivals Grant Programme, which involved a thorough review of all 54 food festivals supported by the Welsh Government. The research included online and face-to-face surveys of producers, visitor surveys and a visual assessment of each event. Our remit was to determine the effects of individual festivals on host communities, as well as the overall impact of the grant upon the Welsh economy. Kerry is currently managing evaluations of the Better Organic Business Links Scheme and the Tyfu Pobl community growing project, both of which require formative and summative approaches and extensive research with various stakeholders. Previous work in this area includes an evaluation of Fork2Fork/ Fforch-i-Fforc; research into rural fuel poverty; a review of the Wales Agri-food Strategy; and an evaluation of Rural Programmes in Wales, where Kerry led on the pan-Wales strategic evaluation of the RCA programme. Kerry’s skills portfolio has included a three year evaluation of the Basic Skills Strategy for Wales, working with six other consultancies and universities to identify the impact of a multi-faceted national strategy. In addition to managing the fieldwork, Kerry was lead author on each reporting output. Kerry also managed the 2010 Survey of Adult Skills in Wales, working with TNS-BMRB to conduct a survey of 3,000 adults in Wales, on behalf of the Welsh Government. Other examples of Kerry’s skills work include an evaluation of Basic Skills in Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Blaenau Gwent; a Review of School Governing Body Clerks; research into Pupil Participation; training needs in the environmental sector and; skill needs in the Energy and Utilities sector.
Kerry enjoys sport at an extremely amateurish level, in particular running, hill walking and horse riding. She has become considerably involved in her local community in recent years, initially volunteering for an advocacy group for people with learning disabilities. She was part of a group that visited Southern Ethiopian to carry out a scoping exercise for community links between Abergavenny and Yirgacheffe, and is currently a trustee of Homemakers Furniture Recycling, a thriving social enterprise.
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