Lewis joined Collaborate in 2021 and specialises in our Learning projects. This includes work evaluating Save The Children UK’s Early Learning Communities and with Sport England’s Local Delivery Pilots as part of the National Evaluation and Learning Partnership. Lewis also has a focus on our projects that support those experiencing severe and multiple disadvantages.
Prior to working at Collaborate, Lewis worked at Crisis as their Research & Evaluation Manager for Place-based Programmes and as an analyst at The Children’s Society. In his spare time, Lewis is a volunteer Homelessness Advisor and delivers Advice Services across the Crisis at Christmas Project.
In their own words:
I enjoy the variety of Collaborate’s work and the challenge brought by working across the breadth of our experience, which was a welcome change from my previous roles in research and evaluation.
What I most enjoy about projects is when you really feel that you have helped someone bring a different perspective to their thinking. Sometimes this happens as part of groups and sometimes it’s just at the end of catch-ups. It makes you feel like you’ve really done something that they couldn’t do themselves.
In a broader sense, I am also interested in how we approach answering challenging and complex questions. I studied Theoretical Physics at university, and see a lot of synergy between that and working with systems and complexity.