Marrin Consulting is led by Katy Marrin. Over the past 15 years, Katy has built up an extensive track record delivering research and evaluation projects to organisations across the UK in the public, private and third sectors. Katy graduated from Cardiff University with a BSc in City and Regional Planning and an MSc in European Regional Development. She commenced her career in research at the former Welsh Development Agency providing insight and intelligence to support inward investment activities in Wales. She has held senior positions at two leading research consultancies and as well as managing a randomised controlled trial at Cardiff University Medical School. Katy has led complex research and evaluation projects for organisations including Ministry of Justice, NHS England, Welsh Government, Bristol CCG and Newport Mind. She has also provided research and intelligence to inform the development activities of a range of businesses. Katy is an experienced writer with reports published on a range of government websites. She is also an author/co-author on a number of peer reviewed journal articles.
Katy works with a long established and trusted network of economists, social researchers, occupational psychologists and academics, including:
Mark is an experienced research and evaluation consultant with an extensive track record in the provision of policy, funding, and project development expertise to clients across Wales. He has successfully managed many large scale evaluation assignments, and has particular expertise in evaluating European Funded projects, having built up nearly 20 years experience of working with EU Policy and Programmes. Past roles include Head of EU Office at University of South Wales, Senior Research & Evaluation Manager at CRG Research Ltd., as well as lead EU funding positions at the National Museum and Newport CBC. Mark also worked as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Wales European Centre in Brussels, and project managed the set up of the Welsh Higher Education Brussels office. A graduate of Aberystwyth University (B.Sc. Econ, M.Sc. Econ), Mark is a fluent Welsh speaker.
Andrew has a wealth of experience in delivering research and evaluation studies, specialising in the health and social care sector. An organisational psychologist by training his expertise is in the design, measurement and improvement of organisational functioning, including behavioural and group dynamics aspects, within a whole systems approach. His interest is in removing barriers to the implementation of person centred care, particularly the role of patient reported measurement and feedback in influencing organisational culture. He has been involved in Health Foundation sponsored work in the implementation of Shared Decision Making and Self Management Support and is currently a member of the Integrated Care Reference Group which provides advice to the Welsh Government’s Planned Care Review. He has recently completed work on the potential use of the Patient Activation Measure by Clinical Commissioning Groups for NHS England. He holds an honorary research post at Swansea University College of Medicine. He is a very experienced interviewer, especially at a senior organisational level, and has a wide knowledge of public sector policy in respect of health and social care.
Catharine (Cate) is an experienced and enthusiastic researcher with particular interests in healthcare, health education and promotion, medical education, community health and lifestyle. She is also a skilled writer and has authored a number of published academic papers and professional reports. Cate is Director of Tiller Research and is also working part-time on her PhD research project at the University of Birmingham to develop a psychosocial assessment tool and associated intervention to facilitate patients’ adjustment to the diagnosis of Coeliac Disease.
Peter is experienced in organisational development, strategic planning and impact assessment. He has held a wide range of management and board-level roles in local government, higher education and the voluntary sector. Peter has a particular interest in translating strategy and policy into effective service delivery, combining his strategic skills with experience and qualifications in youth work, volunteer management and developing services for older people. He is enthusiastic about supporting sustainable community development, and is experienced in empowering community groups, youth social action, and community safety. Peter is Director of Tiller Research, a member of the Social Research Association, an experienced project manager, and a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner.