Academic Research

Research Services

I am an experienced researcher who completed my  PhD., focusing upon Pre-Raphaelite and Working-Class Poetry, in 2013. During this research, I utilised a range of literary criticism methodologies including New Historicism and Cultural Neo-Formalism. My work focused upon the connection between contemporary culture and the poetic forms that were being used by these groups of nineteenth-century poets.

Since completing my doctoral research I have worked on both academic and business-focused research, including: LLMI (Local and Labour Market Intelligence), service engagement research and reputational research.

I can both design your research project and analyse all of the project’s data. This will be presented to you in a report which is clear, concise and easy to follow.

I can confidently utilise all of the methodologies detailed below.

Nb. I do not specialise in data collection.

If you have any questions about how I can help you with your research project, or for a quote, please contact me.

Quantitative Research

This research method may include creating data through surveys or social media polls. Quantitative research is driven by numerical data and is usually presented via graphs and charts, along with supporting analysis.

Qualitative Research

Qualitative research aims to gain responses with as much quality information as possible. Analysis is usually completed by analysing text.  The text can come from transcriptions of interviews, the comment boxes on longer surveys and transcribed focus groups. Final reports of qualitative based research often include analysis of trends and themes.

Creative Research Methods

Creative research methods are increasingly popular amongst researchers as they generate data in stimulating and often unexpected ways. Creative research has the power to bring people from a range of backgrounds to work together on a project. Creative research methods can include: Using mind maps, artistic/visual methods, workshops, world cafes and imaginative exercises.

Textual Analysis

Textual analysis focuses upon the content of a particular data set. It can identify themes, trends and key images/ideas.

Literary Analysis: New Historicism, Feminist Analysis, Queer Theory, Formalism, Marxism, Post-Structuralist Criticism and Reader Responses Theory.

I am confidently able to use all methods of literary criticism; if you have a specific research project or article in mind please contact me.