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Meet the Associates

The Consultation Institute has a network of carefully selected Associates – consultants or trainers with expertise and skills in a wide range of consultation and public engagement activities. They have experience in many business sectors including:

Central and Local Government, Health, Police, Fire and Rescue, Planning, Housing Infrastructure, Transport and many others.  Via these Associates, the Consultation Institute can offer consultancy and training to the private and public sectors. For more information on individual associates, click on their photograph.

To become an Associate, experienced Practitioners should contact info@consultationinstitute.org with a comprehensive CV which we will consider.

Rebecca Addis

Expertise: Public engagement, online panels, focus groups, surveys, deliberative research and health & social care

Mike Bartram

Expertise: Developing and delivering consultation strategies, identifying and addressing risks, designing opinion research, across public sector with special focus on transport

Sue Cavill

Expertise: Consultation, communications, engagement, stakeholders management, extensive experience in the NHS

Dave Chetwyn

Expertise: Town planning, urban regeneration, neighbourhood planning, policy, urban design and conservation, community planning

Anna Collins

Expertise: Communication and reputation management, stakeholder engagement and consultation, corporate governance and programme management. Experience in the NHS and policing

Barry Creasy

Expertise: Methodology, Focus groups, Facilitation, Questionnaires, Evaluation, Research, Compliance

Martin Dewar

Expertise: Digital engagement, content specialist and engagement

Nicholas Duffin

Expertise: Training, support and consultancy needed to tackle migratory and severe social problems in minorities, including violent extremism

Martin Evans

Expertise: Leadership, Communications, Marketing, PR

Sherry Fuller

Expertise: Strength-based working, Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space, World Cafe, facilitation, training, organisational development

Kathy Graham

Expertise: Stakeholder engagement, strategic development and public policy with public, private and community and voluntary organisations

Fraser Henderson

Expertise: Digital engagement and new technologies, government & health sector specialism, stakeholder relationship management, optioneering and skills audits

Steve Inett

Expertise: Health inequalities and deprived communities, consultation and public engagement, strategic development, stakeholder and relationship management, training, leadership and change management

Mina Jesa

Expertise: Equality, diversity, stakeholder engagement, trainer and keynote speaker

David Jones

Expertise: Local Government strategic and operational advice and guidance; community engagement; accredited training (In House); Quality Assurance; Stakeholder Reference Groups; Risk Assessments (Scotland and Northern Ireland)

Caroline Latta

Expertise: Pre-consultation, options development, consultation, strategic communications, extensive NHS experience

Rachel Lopata

Expertise: Deliberative events, citizens panels, participatory budgeting, qualitative /quantitative research, peer research, online research methods

Penny Norton

Expertise: Public consultation, community relations, and public affairs for the built environment with specialist expertise in online consultation. Author of Public Consultation and Community Involvement in Planning: a twenty-first century guide (pub Routledge 2017)

Quintin Oliver

Expertise: Facilitator, Trainer, Social entrepreneur.

Brian Parry

Expertise: Consultation and public engagement design and implementation, strategic advice and guidance, facilitation, stakeholder management, and quality assurance

Paul Parsons

Expertise: Paul specialises in widening participation using accessible communication techniques to engage people and communities who some services described as ‘hard to reach’.

Susan Ritchie

Expertise: A social entrepreneur providing engagement services to the public and private sector,  and reinvesting 50% of the profit into communities. 

Ruth Shepherd

Expertise: Stakeholder Engagement & Community Consultations Consultancy - Construction Strategy, Communications & Public Relations

Maimie Thompson

Expertise: Public consultation, conflict resolution, stakeholder management, engagement, programme management, quality improvement and report writing

John Twitchen

Expertise: Consultation, facilitation, community engagement, public & media relations. planning  waste, recycling and renewable energy behaviour change

Kate Waller

Expertise: Public engagement, online forums, focus groups, deliberative research, ethnographic interviewing

Bruce Whitear

Expertise: Welsh public service and strategic partnership development, policy and service evaluation, extensive experience with the NHS and facilitator

Andy Wright

Expertise: Social inclusion, digital engagement, consultation, communications, equalities, evaluation, health and regeneration

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