Sarah Jenkins

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Over the past 20 years, I have built up significant skills and knowledge in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis. I have undertaken evaluations of activities and projects supported by many prestigious funders including: Wellcome, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Berkeley Foundation, National Lottery Heritage Fund, European Commission, NESTA, Nominet, UKRI, Arts Council England, British Academy, British Council and national and local governments.

 I am an expert in designing and operating evaluations using both conventional and creative approaches and tools, as determined by the particular context and environment. I have worked with all imaginable audience groups; ranging from children age under-five, through professional cohorts (e.g. community leaders, teachers, researchers, trustees, healthcare professionals), to policy makers and government ministers, and including diverse community and family audiences from all backgrounds. I have managed large datasets and have collated and analysed feedback from many thousands of sources.

I work as an Associate Lecturer at the Science Communication Unit University of West of England Bristol supervising science communication projects, meaning my consultancy is informed by up-to-date evaluation theories and research.

Before founding Jenesys Associates, I had a varied career in the higher education, business support and agri-environmental sectors, where I acquired extensive project management expertise and communication skills, as well as in-depth understanding of funded and partnership projects. This experience, coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills, enables me to develop working relationships with clients, audiences and other stakeholders that maximise trust, honesty and openness at all levels around the evaluations I conduct.

Outside work, I am involved in community engagement as chair of a local environment group.