People


Miranda Pye – Director

BA, MA, DipM, MIEx (Grad), CMRS

Miranda Pye

Miranda Pye – Director

BA, MA, DipM, MIEx (Grad), CMRS

An extremely experienced researcher undertaking all types of studies from national qualifications developments to practical science in schools and colleges. Manages the work of the company on a day to day basis. Current focus is on keeping the skills and knowledge of older workers in key sectors and developing labour market data for the engineering construction sector.

Keith Pye – Director

BA, MPhil, FBIS, Chartered MCIPD, MMRS

Keith Pye

Keith Pye – Director

BA, MPhil, FBIS, Chartered MCIPD, MMRS

Specialises in high-tech sectors including aerospace, advanced manufacturing and advanced materials development. Is currently focused on advanced digital applications and other technological drivers of economic and business change including AI, VR and robotics. He is currently overseeing the company’s advance into social media research and coordinating Pye Tait Consulting’s overseas activities.

Dr Jennifer Allen – Consultant

BA, MSc, DPhil

Dr Jennifer Allen

Dr Jennifer Allen – Consultant

BA, MSc, DPhil

Jennifer is an experienced researcher who also understands the client perspective following five years of experience commissioning research herself. Her areas of specialist knowledge include apprenticeships, higher technical education, and the delivery of higher education in further education providers. She completed both her MSc in Education (Higher Education) and DPhil in Education at the University of Oxford.

Adrian Smith – Research Manager

BA

Adrian Smith

Adrian Smith – Research Manager

BA

Extremely experienced qual/quant researcher with over ten years at Pye Tait Consulting. He specialises in survey design, implementation, and analysis and has carried out significant work for the Scottish Government. His experience in the construction sector – especially the SME aspects – is both deep and extensive.

Dr Tom Wilson – Research Manager

MSci, MA, PhD

Dr Tom Wilson

Dr Tom Wilson – Research Manager

MSci, MA, PhD

Tom is an experienced qualitative and quantitative researcher working across a wide range of sectors including construction, healthcare, and education. He has particular expertise in quantitative methods and analysis, and in qualitative and group work. A Cambridge PhD, Tom spent his early career at the Royal Society of Chemistry. Outside work, he enjoys hiking and cycling in the nearby Dales.

Rachael Archer – Research Manager

BA, MA

Rachael Archer

Rachael Archer – Research Manager

BA, MA

With fifteen years of research experience, Rachael has most recently managed Further Education (FE) and Skills sector research and has significant knowledge of vocational education. Among much else she completed an FE leadership programme evaluation, adapting content to meet the development needs of future chief executives and principals and creating CPD resources to support leadership development. She is a skilled project manager, proficient in the delivery of qualitative and quantitative research methods and experienced in undertaking process and impact evaluations. Rachael enjoys working closely with clients to design Theory of Change models, helping them reflect on how processes develop over time and influence anticipated impacts. In recent years, she has employed behavioural insight models to understand decision-making influences on learners’ choice of vocational subjects for the Social Mobility Commission, employers’ engagement with the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education, and businesses’ response to regulation for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Carol J Stanfield – Senior Research Associate

BSc, MSc

Carol J Stanfield

Carol J Stanfield – Senior Research Associate

BSc, MSc

An innovative researcher, policy analyst, evaluator and practitioner, experienced in the fields of skills and employment, the labour market, workplace productivity and local economic development. Carol assists Pye Tait in delivering a wide range of projects to a consistently high standard, generating impactful research and translating evidence into policy and practice.

Lea Kožul – Senior Research Executive

BA, MA

Lea Kožul

Lea Kožul – Senior Research Executive

BA, MA

Lea is a qualitative and quantitative researcher with experience of business development. She has worked for numerous clients on projects of various scales across different sectors including healthcare, energy and education. Lea has an international academic and professional background and has completed a Master’s degree in Sociology.

Andrew Dodsworth – Senior Research Executive

BSc

Andrew Dodsworth

Andrew Dodsworth – Senior Research Executive

BSc

Andrew is a highly experienced project manager who leads a large team to facilitate complex client projects. His particular expertise lies in quantitative and qualitative research, statistical analysis, and business development across a wide range of sectors. Andrew was previously a Trader and Derivatives Broker, specialising in the FTSE 100 market.

Olivia Bray – Research Executive

MPhys

Olivia Bray

Olivia Bray – Research Executive

MPhys

Olivia is a first-class honours graduate with a Master’s degree in Physics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology and has a strong affinity for both qualitative and quantitative research, and data analysis. Outside work, she enjoys painting and is an aspiring amateur artist.

Kirsty Elliot – Research Executive

BSc, MRes

Kirsty Elliot

Kirsty Elliot – Research Executive

BSc, MRes

Kirsty is an experienced researcher in health and social care services, with particular focus on patient experience. She has front line experience working with vulnerable people in the field of drugs and alcohol as well as homelessness. While majoring in qualitative work, she has significant experience with quantitative analysis. Kirsty has an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Research in Social Sciences.

Gillian Hare – Research Executive

BSc

Gillian Hare

Gillian Hare – Research Executive

BSc

Gilli is an experienced researcher who has worked on a wide range of our projects. Her main professional interests are in the fields of statistical analysis and interpretation.

Susan Ellison – Research Assistant

Susan Ellison

Susan Ellison – Research Assistant

Susan’s role is a wide one – spanning general assistance to the research team and senior-level telephone interviewing. Her bright personality and significant powers of persuasion help us to engage with business people, academics, teachers, and other stakeholders to create great focus groups and workshops and to reinforce survey engagement.

Richard Thompson – Project Manager

BA

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson – Project Manager

BA

A highly skilled project manager, Richard works on complex projects and specialises in the multi-layered feedback loops that give everyone else headaches. His most recent work was helping to interpret and disseminate the numerous outputs from a lengthy study for the Security Industry Authority.

Rachel Hobson – Marketing Executive

BSc

Rachel Hobson

Rachel Hobson – Marketing Executive

BSc

Rachel manages our promotional activities via the various social media platforms. She’s skilled in gaining additional traction for our live surveys and setting up targeted advertising through Facebook and LinkedIn to assist in the recruitment of research participants – particularly those small groups of individuals who are typically hard-to-reach.

Rasheda Gani – Office Manager

BA

Rasheda Gani

Rasheda Gani – Office Manager

BA

An extremely experienced executive assistant and office manager, Rasheda has spent the past twenty years learning the ropes and practising the skills of administration and management. She is the core of our firm and not only manages the office but steers and monitors the quality system and many of our internal IT systems.

Nicola Charleton – Business Enhancement Manager

BA

Nicola Charleton

Nicola Charleton – Business Enhancement Manager

BA

Nicola manages the hectic and deadline-driven world of the company’s business development activities in terms of official tendering and framework processes. She is also the company guru on broadband communications and the management of our servers.

Dr Rob Scott – Space and Science Adviser

Dr Rob Scott

Dr Rob Scott – Space and Science Adviser

Rob has decades of experience in the space industry having worked with the UK Space Agency, the European Space Agency and many universities and top-rank aerospace companies. He worked with us to form a policy for Cornwall on their excellent space developments and has also contributed to a range of other space and aerospace-related studies.

Ryan Swift – Web & IT Associate

Ryan Swift

Ryan Swift – Web & IT Associate

Ryan has been supporting our increasingly complex web and IT systems for over ten years. His expertise and experience has enabled us to build systems which have moved with the demands of the modern world in terms of security and capability.