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.

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Media coverage of ‘Poppies: Weeping Window at Woodhorn’ installation

DC Research’s report on The Economic Impact Assessment of the Poppies: Weeping Window at Woodhorn installation on behalf of Woodhorn Charitable Trust recently received media coverage. The study assessed the additional economic impact of the Weeping Window at Woodhorn exhibition, which was on display at Woodhorn in Northumberland between September and November 2015. BBC News and ChronicleLive both ran stories Continue Reading...

Research into the Impact of Charging for Admission on Museums

DC Research is delighted to be appointed by the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), Arts Council England and the Museums, Archives and Libraries Division of the Welsh Government (MALD) to carry out research into the impact of charging for admission on museums. The research comes at a critical time for the museum and heritage sector. Developing a better understanding of Continue Reading...

DC Research’s work featured in the 2015 Heritage Counts Report

The 2015 edition of Heritage Counts has now been launched and we are pleased to see that two of our projects feature within the national Heritage Counts report http://hc.historicengland.org.uk/national-report/. Our ongoing evaluation work for Heritage Lottery Fund about the HLF Catalyst capacity building programmes is featured on page 21 of the national Heritage Counts report – the full HLF Catalyst Continue Reading...

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