As an IVAR Associate Miranda has worked on a number of evaluations, including CollaborationNI, Clore Social Leadership, the Atlantic Philanthropies learning partnership and Detention Action’s litigation on the Detained Fast Track initiative.
She has worked in the voluntary sector since 1998. Previously Miranda was Associate Director and Head of Qualitative Research at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) thinktank, where she led work on understanding public attitudes to policy change and was head of IPPR’s flagship programme on the role of government and public behaviour change. Miranda published widely at IPPR and as media spokesperson regularly appeared on most news channels. Before IPPR Miranda worked in Voluntary Service Oversea’s advocacy team for several years, working on policy and campaigns on HIV.
Miranda is Co-Director of m2, a consultancy specialising in strategy & communications, evaluation & research and training & coaching for organisations delivering real social and environmental change. m2 is currently working on evaluations for a range of national organisations, including Comic Relief, The King’s Fund and Clore Social Leadership’s HEY100 programme. m2 runs a training programme through Talk Action and the Directory of Social Change, and a programme supporting innovation through Home-Start. Miranda was until recently the Chair of Richmond CVS.