Richard Ward
  • Richard supports people and organisations to identify, understand and make best use of the insights from diverse sources of evidence. Specialising in both evidence synthesis and qualitative research, he blends these skills so they are mutually reinforcing. 

    Richard takes a pragmatic and logical approach to organising complex information. His focus is always on providing actionable insights for decision makers. His topic expertise includes health inequities, mental health, social and emotional development.

    • Evaluation and impact assessment
    • Evidence reviews
  • Richard has broad experience of evidence review and evaluation projects. This includes: 

    • An evidence map on inequities in access to mental health care for children and young people. 

    • A rapid evidence-scan to inform a local population health needs assessment for autistic people of all ages.

    • Evaluation of an ‘extensivist’ service model for community-based older adults.

    • A scoping review to understand what works in commissioning and delivering oral healthcare in special educational settings.

    • Evaluation of a community pharmacy consultation service.

    • A rapid evidence scan concerning technology adoption in healthcare settings.

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