About: Dr Stephen Connolly

A founding Director of DC Research, Stephen has almost 25 years research experience achieved through a combination of roles in both academic research and private sector research and consultancy.

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Reflecting on Twenty Years of Working Together in Research

Jonathan Durnin and Stephen Connolly have worked together since late 1998.  Both started their professional research careers at the Centre for Regional Economic Development in Carlisle (formerly University of Northumbria, now University of Cumbria).  Following this, they worked together in a number of different research and consultancy roles across the country before establishing DC Research in 2008. Over the past Continue Reading...

HLF Consultancy Support – Grantee Benchmarking Survey for Heritage Lottery Fund

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has commissioned DC Research Ltd to carry out a survey of grantee organisations that are receiving support from an HLF appointed consultant on their HLF-funded project. The aim of the survey is to gather feedback from grantees on their experiences of the consultancy support they are receiving. It provides projects with the opportunity to influence how Continue Reading...

‘External Audit’ of the Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust

DC Research is working with the Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust, carrying out an External Audit of the Trust’s activities. The aim of the Audit is to critically examine the Trust’s delivery since its foundation in 2006 in terms of the Objects of the Trust. This will include identifying what has been achieved by the Trust, how well it Continue Reading...

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