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Gillian Granville

Gillian Granville Associates is a national evaluation company based in London that carries out evaluation activities of complex social programmes. We specialise in a Theory of Change Evaluation methodology to understand what works, for which groups of people and in what particular circumstances. Most importantly we explore why certain activities produce particular outcomes and what drives those changes. As a company, we are committed to developing a culture of learning within organisations and to build the capacity and capability of front line and senior staff to self-evaluate their work. We do this through using practical tools and facilitating action learning approaches.

Dr Gillian Granville is the Director and is supported by a network of associates. Gillian brings an academic rigour to her work with a doctorate in the social sciences and as a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southampton. She has a strong policy focus to evaluation through her experience in Government at the Department of Health and through working with local government. In particular she brings an understanding of Public Health and the NHS through her grass roots practice as a professional nurse, midwife and health visitor and her national work at the Health Development Agency and the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement. She is a Senior Associate at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham.

Her experience in service improvement ensures she designs evaluations that support innovation, sustainability and replication of what works. She has delivered a number of evaluations across complex systems in areas such as health and health inequalities, domestic abuse, young offenders and those at risk of offending, community investment, intergenerational activities, ageing and life course development and volunteers’ health and wellbeing. Her work is underpinned by a commitment to improve health inequalities, enable social inclusion and promote social justice through providing evidence of what brings about effective change in people’s lives.