Catherine Nixon BSc. MSc. PhD

Dr Catherine Nixon

Independent Researcher

Hello, I'm Catherine Nixon.  Welcome to my research services webpage.  If you are looking for information about my psychotherapy and counselling practice please visit my therapy pages:

In relation to my research work, I have extensive experience conducting health and social sciences research.  I obtained my BSc. Hons in Psychology and Counselling, and my MSc. in Social Research Methods, both from Teesside University.  I completed my PhD in Education at Sheffield Hallam University and I have worked in (senior) research associate positions in academic settings for the past sixteen years.  See Projects for more details.

If you wish to commission a small research project or outsource some existing research work, I offer a bespoke independent research service which includes:

  • An initial consultation and discussion about your research requirements

  • A formal agreement on the services I will provide

  • Ongoing support throughout your research project as required

  • A flexible and time-efficient approach to meet agreed deadlines

If you are an established research group, a public or third sector service, or an individual conducting your own social research, and you need support, then please get in touch: or 07477 283742.

Whatever stage your research project is at, I can help you with a wide range of research work including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Getting your research started

  • Research design and methodology

  • Literature reviews

  • Survey/Questionnaire design

  • Online data collection (e.g. online surveys)

  • Quantitative analysis of small datasets (e.g. descriptive and correlational, using Excel and SPSS)

  • Conducting interviews and focus groups

  • Qualitative analysis of interview/focus group data

  • Report writing

If you would like to discuss your research requirements and how I can help, or for further information, please  contact: or on 07477 283742.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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