Isabel Spoerry, Research Assistant
Isabel joined The Research Base in December 2017 as a Social Research Intern after graduating from the University of Sussex with a BSc in Geography. She has stayed on as a Research Assistant and is keen to build on the research skills she gained from her degree, with a focus on working with international NGOs and charities.
Throughout her degree, Isabel took a wide range of modules, but particularly enjoyed those in international development, food security, environmental research skills, conservation and ecology. Her thesis investigated the impacts of human management techniques on heathland. This involved conducting an independent research study including using primary and secondary data, and preparing a literature review. She also has experience in statistical analysis of quantitative data and using GIS.
Since joining The Research Base, Isabel has worked on a number of projects and evaluations involving qualitative and quantitative data analysis, framework and research tool development, stakeholder mapping and report writing for clients such as SOS Children’s Villages, the British Council, the Institute of Leadership and Management, and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.
As a part of the work we carried out for SOS Children’s Villages in Mozambique, Isabel was involved in analysing a large amount of qualitative and quantitative data from interviews and surveys, and the write-up of the project report. She also developed tools for the final workshops, which played a key part in validating findings and recommendations.
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