Our Values

Our aim is to provide the highest standards of research practice along with ethical working values and a friendly, personal service. We promise:

  • To maintain the highest standards of research, in terms of methodology, data quality and analysis.
  • To provide you with the evidence you need, in a language you understand.
  • To support and build the capacity of organisations to better use evidence and data.
  • To provide affordable research support to organisations that might otherwise struggle to obtain it.

Our Directors

Ben Hickman
Research Director

Ben is an experienced researcher with over ten years’ experience in social and political research and a strong track record in delivering research projects in the public and private sectors. He has an MSc in Geographical Science and is an expert user in Excel, SPSS and .net programming.

An expert in local government, workforce and quantitative methods, he has been a member of advisory data panels for the Department of Health, Department for Education and the Office for National Statistics.

Ben has designed and managed both qualitative and quantitative research projects, including financial projections, administrative data collections, perception surveys and the development of data standards. He recently left the Local Government Association to found Myriad Research, and now works as Research Director.

Dr Mary Baginsky
Qualitative Director

Mary is an experienced social research and evaluation professional with significant experience in academic, public, voluntary and independent and private sectors and has published very widely. She has worked in and with government departments and agencies in the United Kingdom and overseas, local authorities and partnerships, higher education institutions, charities and service providers.

Most recently Dr Baginsky has worked as Professional Adviser on Research and Evaluation at Department for Education, Head of Research at Children’s Workforce Development Council and Senior Research Officer at NSPCC. Mary Baginsky is 2013 Churchill Fellow, Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the King’s Policy Institute – Social Care Workforce Research Unit, and National Foundation for Educational Research Associate. Mary is currently director of her own research consultancy – Quest Research and Evaluation.

Dan Wilks
Evaluation Director

Dan is a research and evaluation professional with over 15 years’ experience delivering quantitative and qualitative projects across the creative industries, government and charity sector. With an extensive history of developing research and evaluation strategies for organisations, departments and specific projects, he is skilled in enabling executive leaders to make evidence based decisions.

Most recently, Dan has worked to improve how organisations measure the impact they have through the development of theories of change and impact led measurement frameworks. An expert in the measurement of the Creative Industries and its contribution to the UK, he has been a member of advisory panels for the Department for Culture Media & Sport, Department for International Trade, the Creative Industries Council and the Office for National Statistics.

Our Recent Work

Our Customers Feedback

Doctors of the World

Myriad Research worked with Doctors of the World to analyse patient data collected in our clinics. The service was thorough and reliable, Myriad got to grips with the data set quickly and delivered exactly what we were looking for. They also provided very helpful insight into the different way we could look at and analyse the data. We would recommended Myriad.

Anna Miller
UK Policy and Advocacy Manager

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

Myriad helped us analyse the data we gathered on how landlords are incentivised to discriminate against ethnic minorities and foreign nationals by the Government’s right to rent scheme which forces them to carry out immigration checks. For a small charity, with limited prior experience of working with data experts, Myriad’s professionalism, flexibility, and affordability was welcome as was his ability to explain extremely technical issues in simple terms. They were willing to go back and answer new questions as they arose, and to provide follow up reports that are essential as a court case unfolds. More importantly they were fearlessly robust in their assessment of both the strengths and weaknesses of our evidence, which allowed us to have absolute confidence in what we were arguing in front of the judge, and their work was crucial to the success of our landmark litigation.

Chai Patel
Legal Policy Director

Local Government Association

We have worked with Myriad Research on several projects including a report on Senior Pay and the use of Social Worker agency staff. They communicated with us promptly and were always helpful. The reports were well-written and they provided interactive analysis outputs which our members loved. I would highly recommend them to anyone!

Jon Sutcliffe
Senior Workforce Adviser

Public Law Project

Myriad Research worked with us on an independent review of the Civil Legal Advice Telephone Gateway. They assisted us in scoping out a realistic project plan, identifying relevant data sources, and designing and administering surveys of several participant groups.  They provided an insightful and well-presented analysis of legal aid statistics, and we valued the flexibility and support provided by the team.  We would use them again.

David Oldfield

Universities and Colleges Employers Association

Myriad Research has worked with UCEA for several years supporting the development and delivery of one of our main sector benchmarking surveys. They have developed all our survey tools, requiring the collection and analysis of a diverse and complex set of data, and helped us improve reporting capabilities. Myriad Research has proved to be an excellent partner in this work and is always on hand to advise and troubleshoot when required.

Laurence Hopkins
Head of Research

Institute of Groundsmanship

The Institute of Groundsmanship used Myriad Research to carry out its annual salary survey. The project was completed within the timeframe and the report was given a fresh new look which made it much easier to follow. The job descriptions which accompany the report were revised and updated to keep in line with current HR practice. We would without hesitation recommend Myriad to any new potential customers.

Tracy Oliver
Head of Finance & Administration

Leigh Day

It has been a real pleasure working with Myriad Research. They provided us with a well-written and accessible report on a complex and challenging area of study. Working to incredibly challenging time-scales they went above and beyond to help us achieve our objectives and support our work getting better outcomes for Mesothelioma victims. We were very impressed by the quality of their work and wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again in the future.

Harminder Bains

Walthamstow Osteopathy

We asked Myriad Research to help advise us on how to turn qualitative patient notes into quantitative data that we could analyse for clinical audits. We discussed what we wanted to achieve and how we should structure the data. They suggested we take some time to try out what we had agreed before returning to help us go through the data and identify and resolve any issues. Myriad really helped us to develop a system that suited us. We would definitely work with them in the future.

Steve Moore

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