About: Dr Stephen Connolly

A founding Director of DC Research, Stephen has more than eighteen years research experience achieved through a combination of roles in both academic research and private sector research and consultancy. Stephen is a Member of the Institute of Economic Development, and a Member of the UK Evaluation Society. He was awarded his PhD entitled "An analysis of the UK National Lottery: estimating additionality for local government" in 2004.

Recent Posts by Dr Stephen Connolly


Supporting Army Museums in Wales and the West of England

DC Research has been appointed by the Wales and West Army Museums network to deliver an Advocacy Project. The project will collate a significant body of quantitative and qualitative data for the 16 participating museums, in order to allow them to demonstrate their positive impact on the Ministry of Defence, the Army and the local economy, and the benefit they Continue Reading...

Economic Profile of Winchester

Winchester City Council commissioned DC Research in 2017 to produce an Economic Profile of Winchester, based on the collection and analysis of existing key official economic data sources, including issues relating to  inward investment and the options around the development of an Inward Investment Strategy. The research was completed in August 2917, and the final report is available here. For Continue Reading...

Mapping of Museum Data in England

Arts Council England has commissioned DC Research to carry out a Scoping Study entitled ‘Mapping of Museum Data in England’. The scoping study aims to increase Arts Council England’s understanding of the current data collection practice in the museum sector.  The research includes both the mapping of existing data collection, as well as identifying issues with data collection and making Continue Reading...

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