Freelance Research

Helen is an experienced qualitative researcher working within a constructionist framework, whose work sits at the intersection of sociological and educational theory and practice. Her work has a particular focus on provision for young people with special educational needs.

She has worked using critical discourse analysis within a Foucauldian framework on past academic projects. More recently her academic projects have moved towards a Bourdieusian theoretical stance. Helen has developed and used a theoretical framework based within Bourdieusian ethnography to undertake exploration of stakeholders’ experiences of dyslexia in mainstream schools.

Helen also undertakes research with practitioners and parents, where the focus is less academic and feeds directly into organisational aims and objectives. She is able to tailor her research outputs according to the desired audience and focus of the project.

Helen is available to consult on methodologies, data analysis and processing, and presentation of project findings. She provides a reliable service and all her work is undertaken with consideration of up-to-date ethical guidelines from professional bodies. She will respond to initial inquiries in a timely fashion and will provide quotations for potential projects. Helen’s standard rate is £300 per day (based on a 7.5 hour day), which equates to £40 per hour. If you have a project with a limited budget, she may be able to offer a reduced-rate.

For a detailed quotation for your project any general inquiries, contact Helen directly.