At HEIER, we work with educational institutions to conduct reviews and deliver independent evaluations of University research, knowledge exchange activities and projects. We also undertake research and impact reporting activity for charities, funders and businesses (mainly in the UK).
Our past assignments include developing and delivering evaluation, knowledge exchange and research training to staff, reviewing strategic priorities and performance, and working with organisations to create performance frameworks that are right for them.
We deliver independent evaluations to support research and knowledge exchange activity.
Providing credible and professional evaluations to support HE returns for the likes of REF, TEF and KEF.
Evaluation capability and capacity building
Experienced in working with university and charity teams to develop evaluation capability and understand evaluation and impact.
We've supported research teams to be able to plan and capture impact data, case studies and supporting evidence.
Review and Strategic Support
We work with leadership and project teams to review and reflect on progress and offer support and direction.
This includes peer review on-site and at distance, facilitating team events and leading periodic progress reviews.
HEIER is led by Dr Tracey Wond. Tracey has held a range of university, research and evaluation roles including Evaluation and Performance Officer (Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, 2007-2010), REF UoA leader (2014 and 2021), Chair of College Research Committee/Head of Research (College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, University of Derby, 2013-2018) and evaluator on a range of enterprise, education and social science research projects.
Tracey's PhD focused on evaluation specifically and she has since published extensively (see Google Scholar) in this field.
Tracey has held international roles for instance on the Ireland HEAs international expert led panel for HEI assessments and as part of the University of Saarland's bid team, winning the contract for the World Bank's IPDET programme (evaluation training). She is also a former Council Member and Director of the UK Evaluation Society.
HEIER services are delivered by Tracey and a network of research, project and evaluation associates.