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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Assessing the Economic Impact of Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

DC Research is delighted to be supporting Eureka! The National Children’s Museum by carrying out an economic impact assessment of the contribution Eureka! makes to the local and regional economies of Calderdale and West Yorkshire. The study will assess the current impact of Eureka! as well as consider the potential future impacts of Eureka! under various development scenarios. This project Continue Reading...
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AIM publishes DC Research study on impact of museum charging

AIM commissioned the study, ‘Taking Charge: evaluating the evidence’, and its accompanying guide for people running museums ‘Successfully Setting Admissions Policy and Pricing’ from DC Research, in partnership with Arts Council England and the Welsh Government. The aim of the research was to understand the experience of museums that have moved from free admission to charging, or vice versa, or Continue Reading...
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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...

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