We are a small team of qualitative and quantitative researchers working in Bristol, UK. Timmus has been running since 2003, providing tailored research services for public and private sector clients including:
LSIS // BECTA // JISC // HEFCE // CeDARE // CUREE // SCHOMS // LSC
University of Cambridge // University of Bristol // University of Cardiff // University of Aberdeen // City University London
Process Management International (PMI) Ltd. // SpilGames, Netherlands // Futurelab // Transart // North Lincs. County Council
We provide research services for companies and organisations, with a particular focus on working with the UK education sector. Every job we do is different. Every solution is bespoke. Our methods are diverse and our previous projects are wide-ranging. One thing stays the same: we have a reputation for creating excellent deliverables and exceeding client expectations.
We talk to our clients, and we take time to understand their needs.
This means we use the right methods for the job. It results in the production of targeted, accessible deliverables that enable effective decision-making.
We like finding stuff out. We love data. So go on, why not give us a challenge!
We have ten year’s experience of diverse research challenges, ranging from impact evaluations in Further Education to writing the scripts for Lean and Six Sigma e-learning materials.
Here are some recent examples of our projects. Click on each to find out how we worked with each client to find a bespoke solution to their problem.
Tabetha’s qualifications include a degree in Zoology and a Ph.D. in Animal Behaviour. In 2000 she moved from academia into the field of science communication and e-learning, producing solutions for clients such as GlaxoSmithKline, the NHS, and KPMG. She wanted to incorporate more research into her days, so in 2003 she left her ‘sensible job’ to found Timmus.
Tabetha is principal consultant at Timmus, an honorary research fellow at the University of Bristol, and preferred analyst for their R&D team. In her spare time she likes moving about a lot, and making odd pickles.
Sarah has a background in teaching and an MA in Childhood and Youth. In 2008, she became a researcher working for the education R&D organisation Futurelab, focusing on the effective use of digital tools for learning. Sarah’s passion is for participatory research methods and for developing research outcomes into accessible publications. She’s happiest working with a diversity of research methods, and recent projects have involved desk research, publication writing, research design, qualitative market research and working on large, multi-partner, European projects. In her spare time Sarah can be found messing about in the outdoors either growing vegetables or supporting at-risk youth to develop self-confidence through working with horses & donkeys.
Mike has the kind of wide-ranging skills that come from over twenty years of experience in both academic and professional contexts. Originally a linguist (interpreter, translator and teacher), his love for exploring and unpacking the When, Why and How brought him into historical and then minority group political research. Instinctively intuitive and qualitative, rarely conformist, and happiest breaking down complexity into its working parts, he has pioneered new areas of research and teaching, and carried out large-scale analysis and reporting work both as an academic and manager in Higher Education, in Secondary Education, and in the commercial and voluntary sectors.
Dr Emma Smith is a biologist by background, having completed a Ph.D. at Bristol University on animal welfare and behaviour. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher for a couple of years, and since 1999 has taught on the University’s part time courses, predominantly supervising research projects for postgraduates. She has a keen interest in teaching and holds a Diploma in Education. Emma puts her research, numerical and critical thinking skills to good use outside of the ivory towers, and is a fully accredited business adviser, working with clients at Outset Bristol, BRAVE and Cool Ventures. Emma has worked with Timmus as a data analysis consultant for more than six years. Outside of work, Emma enjoys horse riding and latin and ballroom dancing.