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Kerry Merrill

Kerry has worked with Interface for over 10 years, designing evaluation methods for our evaluation projects, in partnership with James Mahon. Kerry led the design of all our multi- method social work teaching partnership evaluations (including the national evaluation for DfE) and our evaluations of multi-agency support of complex families: e.g. Leeds (Intensive Positive Behaviour Support); North London CCG Children and Young People Accelerator Project; Better Together in Stoke, Islington (Evaluation of Early Intervention and Early Help Service); Evaluation of Think Family in W.Sussex; Evaluation of Early help Keyworking in East Sussex; Evaluation of Adults with Complex Needs Pilot in Herts; Early Help evaluation framework for LB Haringey; Early Help evaluation framework for Shelter.  

Kerry has over 15 years of experience managing fieldwork and interviewing stakeholders of all types and brings this knowledge (and the related data protection, consent, interview ethics and effective analysis) into research design.

Kerry has also worked for a large County Council where she was the Senior Manager of the Policy, Strategy and Research team.  As part of this role she supported directors to develop an early help strategy, evaluated performance of service areas and supported the DCS to redesign the children and families multi-agency strategic partnerships.

Professional qualifications

Kerry’s qualifications include a BA Soc Sc in Political Science, various business management qualifications (OU) a level 5 Leadership and Management qualification and is an ILM accredited coach.  Kerry has spoken at conferences and has authored numerous published reports for central government.