Analysis of Workplace Gender Equality at Third Level
The Athena Swan Charter seeks to transform gender equality within higher education and research. There are currently 87 holders of an Athena Swan Award in Ireland. To assist in the preparation of their Athena Swan submissions, the views of both academic and administrative staff across several Departments of a leading higher education institution were analysed and visualised. All Departments secured their awards.
Research to Inform Technology Selection for an Irish National Cultural Institution
A national cultural institution sought consulting support to address its ticketing, CRM and fundraising software needs. A market analysis of relevant products was conducted, and the needs of diverse teams across the organisation were assessed. A number of options were presented for review by senior management.
€8.5m Funding Programme Review
A comparatively new government health sector agency wanted to evaluate the initial years of its significant grant-making programme, through which it had sought to speedily scale its impact in a specific healthcare area. This health
sector project involved the re-assessment of over 100 grant applications from across the
community and voluntary sector, at the request of the client, to establish alignment with the
organisation’s strategy. It also involved an assessment of the progress of funded projects in
comparison with agreed milestones. A number of key recommendations for the future of the programme were agreed with the client.
Preparation of Service Plan and Major Funding Application for an Irish Charity
A major Irish charity sought assistance with the preparation of a significant (>€6m) funding application for an innovative new nationwide programme in the healthcare sector. Several workshops with staff and key stakeholders were facilitated, an evidence base prepared, and the service plan and application written and agreed.
Grant Assessments on Behalf of a Cross-Border Funding Agency
I acted as an independent grant assessor for capital community projects in the Border region on behalf of a cross-border funding agency. This involved working to an agreed assessment framework and ongoing liaison between funder and applicant as information needs materialised. Key recommendations were made for consideration by the agency's Board.
Interim Management in the Arts
I was asked to take on the role of Interim Executive Director for event cinema pioneer Classical Arts Ireland (CAI), overseeing the New York Metropolitan Opera's ‘15-‘16 live cinema season and securing the organisation’s key trans-Atlantic corporate relationships following the departure of CAI’s founder. Over this period, many of CAI's live opera screenings made the Irish box office top ten for the weekends during which they were shown