Diane specialises in public and stakeholder engagement and evaluation. She provides advice and support to organisations on engagement strategies and designing and running engagement projects.
Diane is interested in the conversations between those who develop, decide upon and implement policy and the people on whom those policies have an impact. Many of Diane's projects address complex social and ethical issues - for example, those arising from developments in scientific research or from the need to balance competing interests or stretch already tight budgets.
She works on qualitative research, deliberative engagement and dialogue projects and evaluations of public and stakeholder engagement. Her fundamental commitment is to processes are fair, balanced, inclusive and transparent - as well as interesting and challenging for all those involved.
Helen is Deputy Chief Executive at Dialogue by Design. Before joining the team in 2012, Helen worked with DbyD as an associate for a number of years. Helen brings to the team her particular strengths in establishing and developing good communications with clients and stakeholders; rigorous financial and project management discipline; production of high quality analysis and reports; and providing facilitation support during engagement processes.
Having studied sciences at A-level and gained a degree in Ecology, Helen has specialised in engagement processes after coming to the field over fourteen years ago through her work at The Environment Council.
Helen holds a BSc in Ecology from Durham University.
As project co-ordinator, Adrian supports project managers in the design, execution and administration of public and stakeholder consultation processes. His key strengths lie in qualitative data analysis, writing, report preparation and expertise in political science.
Prior to joining Dialogue by Design, Adrian completed a doctoral research scholarship in participatory and deliberative democracy at the University of East Anglia (UEA), focussing on the design and institutionalisation of participatory processes, their relations with representative institutions and their role in public policy making.
Adrian holds a BA in Politics and an MA in International Relations, both from the University of East Anglia.
Gavin joined Dialogue by Design as an Office Coordinator in October 2013. His role involves contributing to the day to day running of the office as well as working closely with project managers and senior project managers to deliver effective consultation and engagement processes.
Having previously worked as a temporary data analyst with Dialogue by Design, Gavin has experience working on various HS2 consultations. Prior to this, he worked as Customer Contact agent for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, dealing with Passport enquires from British Citizens all over the world. Gavin also has experience in radio, having produced and co-presented several shows on the award winning 107 Spark FM in Sunderland.
Gavin holds a BA (Hons) in Media Production (Video & New Media) from the University of Sunderland.
Mark joined Dialogue by Design in November 2007. His specialism is the analysis and reporting of consultation processes. Alongside this, Mark supports the team with a wide range of activities such as organising workshops, website development and the processing of consultation responses and event registrations.
Previously Mark worked for the London Fire Brigade where he assisted the auditing and enforcement of fire safety legislation in public premises. He also carried out a research project for the Fire Industry Association on the impact of new legislation which saw him liaise with stakeholders such as the Department of Communities and Local Government and the UK's fire and rescue services. The findings of the project were published in a leading trade magazine.
Mark holds a degree in History from the University of East Anglia.
As a project manager at Dialogue by Design Lucy coordinates the day to day running of a number of consultation programmes, particularly in the infrastructure sector. Her main areas of expertise are in analysis and report writing, alongside strong organisational skills.
Lucy has previous experience in both qualitative and quantitative analysis, with qualifications including a postgraduate degree in social science research, with a focus on environmental psychology. She has applied these skills in research projects with universities and in the public sector; most recently working for Bristol City Council on their innovative Cycling City project.
Lucy holds degrees from Cardiff University (MSc Social Science Research Methods) and the University of St Andrews (MA Sustainable Development).
Ilina joined Dialogue by Design in September 2012 as a Project Coordinator. Her role involves assisting project managers in their work and performing a variety of tasks such as processing and analysis of consultation responses and working on draft reports.
Before joining the team Ilina completed an internship with a small market research company where she worked with quantitative and qualitative research methods for a number of clients, designed and scripted questionnaires and managed teams of field researchers both in the UK and abroad.
Ilina holds an undergraduate master in International Relations and Global Issues from The University of Nottingham.
Isabelle Guyot is a Senior Project Manager at Dialogue by Design, specialising in stakeholder liaison and management, and overseeing large and long-term projects.
Her background is in business administration, and she has several years of experience working with both customers and stakeholders. Prior to joining Dialogue by Design, Isabelle spent four years working on a United Nations initiative called the Global Compact (a voluntary code of conduct on social responsibility that companies can sign up to and deliver), being the main contact point of the French network.
Isabelle holds a master's degree in Public Relations in Environment and is multilingual, speaking English, French and German fluently.
David joined Dialogue by Design in 2011 and has worked on a variety of projects often combining both face-to-face and online consultations and plays a vital role in the processing of paper responses on large scale consultations. He has worked on projects covering issues such as utility regulation, infrastructure planning and agricultural policy.
David's skills include quantitative analysis and handling large amounts of data. He is also closely involved in the set up of web-based consultations. Previously David worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was involved in the production of Remuneration Reports for benchmarking purposes, collecting and analysing data on private sector remuneration policies.
David holds a master's degree in Environment and International Development and an undergraduate degree in Economics for Business.
Erwin joined Dialogue by Design in January 2005 and is a long established member of our team. Erwin is both an experienced project manager and responsible for maintaining IT systems and protocols. He has broad experience in managing consultation projects and his strengths are in co-ordinating multiple project strands and switching between a strategic and a detail-oriented perspective. His work in IT involves aspects such as: web interface development, meeting accessibility standards, usability testing, data storage systems and system security.
He has worked in various areas of project management such as event organisation, publishing, and employee research. At his previous position as Senior Associate for an Employee Research company in London, Erwin organised employee surveys for large international companies. Prior to this, Erwin was Project Manager for the Heinrich Boell Foundation in Berlin in the Sustainable Development team. He was responsible for project co-ordination, budget administration, liaison with speakers and overseeing the production of publications. During this role Erwin worked on the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002 which involved communication with a wide range of people from all over the world.
Erwin holds degrees in Business Administration (MBA), Psychology, and Multimedia/Web Authoring.
Nick joined Dialogue by Design in July 2012. He sets up and supports the IT infrastructure of databases and websites on which our consultations are built. He is also involved in researching and developing IT policy, and in making sure systems conform to data protection and privacy standards.
Nick studied philosophy as an undergraduate and has master's degrees in Continental Philosophy from the University of Warwick and in Computer Science from Birkbeck College, University of London.
Beth joined Dialogue by Design in November 2013 as a Project Manager. Beth works on the design, implementation, analysis and reporting for a variety of consultation and engagement projects, both online and face-to-face.
Prior to joining Dialogue by Design Beth had 8 years' experience of working in the charity sector, with particular expertise in project management, stakeholder engagement, communications, facilitation, events and operational management.
She holds a bachelor's degree in Applied Biology from the University of Bath and a master's degree in Development Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London.
Fionnuala joined Dialogue by Design in February 2011. Since then she has worked on several nationally significant infrastructure projects and stakeholder engagement processes in the U.K. and abroad. Her role involves the analysis and reporting of consultation responses, as well as project liaison and management.
Before joining Dialogue by Design, Fionnuala worked for an environmental initiative in Bristol that managed a network of sustainability stakeholders across the city. She holds a degree in Natural Sciences specialising in Zoology from the University of Cambridge.
Alexa joined Dialogue by Design in October 2012 and has since been working on a variety of technical projects including maintenance and upgrade of current functionality used in online engagements. Another part of her role is planning for future online and mobile engagement applications and methods.
Prior to joining Dialogue by Design, Alexa has spent 20 years researching, reporting on and developing various technologies for public and private on-line applications requiring the highest standards in security and accessibility.
Maria joined Dialogue by Design in May 2013. Her role involves working closely with project managers and senior project managers to deliver effective consultation and engagement processes.
Before joining the team, Maria worked as a consultant for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, based in Warsaw, Poland. Prior to this, she completed an internship with the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, where she worked with various Members of the Parliament and civil society representatives.
Maria holds a master's degree in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Oxford and an undergraduate degree in Politics and East European Studies from the University College London.
Ian joined Dialogue by Design in January 2011. He contributes to the handling and processing of consultation responses, as well as assisting project managers with the coordination of logistics for workshops and other support duties.
Before joining the team Ian completed a placement with the Planning Policy unit at Epsom and Ewell Borough Council, carrying out research to support the evidence base for local planning policy. This involved surveying and assessing commercial and industrial sites in the Borough, collating data on local employment trends and liaising with local property agents. Prior to this Ian worked in an administrative support position at Surrey County Council.
Ian holds a master's degree in Planning and Sustainability from Kingston University.
Remco van der Stoep is a senior project manager at Dialogue by Design, specialising in research and analysis. In previous positions he has managed a series of research projects on a variety of topics. His work involved collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data, liaising with clients and stakeholders and writing reports.
Having lived and worked in different European countries, Remco is multilingual and fluent in speaking and writing English, French and Dutch. Remco holds a master's degree in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning from the University of Groningen.
Morgan joined Dialogue by Design in September 2012 and is currently working with on a range of projects. His role involves supporting senior project managers on a range of projects, helping analyse and collate consultation responses, providing IT support, working on reports drafting, and other duties.
Before he joined Dialogue by Design, Morgan worked for Cambridge University Students' Union as a full-time student representative, with a particular focus on developing higher education policy and delivering the organisation's welfare services. He has also worked for the White Ribbon Campaign, a charity specialising in encouraging men to challenge men's violence against women and has completed a policy internship with the House of Lords.
Morgan holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge.
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