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Richard Usher

Richard’s work with IVAR has focussed on role of community-based organisations in achieving social change. He has expertise around community engagement; recruitment and management of volunteers; and partnership working between local authorities and the NHS. 

Previous work: Richard’s experience informs his practical and problem-solving based approach to research. His MA in Anthropology of Development informs his work and interest in sustainable development. 

Other interests: He is an independent consultant and Director of Just Ideas Sustainable Solutions Ltd, focussing on on research and evaluation, particularly examining outcomes frameworks, evaluation processes and participatory approaches to evaluation and learning. 


More data is not the answer

Learning and evaluation in trusts and foundations during Covid-19

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Let’s get on

The Springfield Children’s Centre case study

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The Floating Classroom – ‘Shamefully these experiences are becoming a luxury’

The last 12 months have not been easy but Chief exec, Simon Ryder, shares how they have risen to the challenges.

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