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HEIER work with educational institutions to conduct reviews and deliver independent evaluations of their research, knowledge exchange activities and projects.




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 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, a Director of the UK Evaluation Society, and Evaluator.


Tracey has held a range of university 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.


HEIER services are delivered by Tracey and a network of evaluation associates. All are members of the United Kingdom Evaluation Society and regularly undertake evaluation-related CPD.

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