Lizzie joined SIRC in November 2012 after graduating with a first class honours degree and working at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Since working at SIRC Lizzie has worked on a number of projects covering a range of research techniques and all of SIRC's core themes.
Since working at SIRC Lizzie has gained extensive experience in both qualitative and quantitative research techniques and data analysis. During her time at SIRC Lizzie's focus has been on researching sports participation, particularly in young people, conducting national programme evaluations and measuring the Social Return on Investment in sport.
Lizzie also has experience in researching the impact of major events, mostly economic impact and inspirational effects analysis. She also works on SIRC's National Benchmarking Service for sport and leisure centres.
Lizzie has worked for a range of clients, namely Sport England, UK Sport, the Youth Sport Trust, Sport Northern Ireland and DCMS.
- Economic impact analysis of major events
- Systematic literature reviews
- Programme evaluations
- Case study research
- Online survey design and management
- Fieldwork at major events
UK Sport - 'Every Road to Rio' event series
Sport England - School Games RFU - All Schools
RFU - Spirit of Rugby DCMS - Social Return on Investment in Sport
Sport England's National Benchmarking Service
UK Sport Every Road to Rio events' series School Games
RFU All Schools RFU Spirit of 2012
Sport England The Rugby Football Union (RFU)
The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) Youth Sport Trust (YST)
Sheffield International Venues (SIV)
Davies, L., Taylor, P., Ramchandani, G., & Christy, E. (2020). Measuring the Social Return on Investment of community sport and leisure facilities. Managing Sport and Leisure. http://doi.org/10.1080/23750472.2020.1794938
Davies, L., Taylor, P., Ramchandani, G., & Christy, E. (2019). Social return on investment (SROI) in sport: a model for measuring the value of participation in England. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. http://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2019.1596967
Ramchandani, G., Coleman, R., & Christy, E. (2019). The sport participation legacy of major events in the UK. Health Promotion International, 34 (1). http://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dax061
Potts, A., Shearn, K., Frith, G., & Christy, E. (n.d.). Working with Local People as Part of a Whole-systems Approach to Physical Activity: Reflections from Local Delivery Pilots. Perspectives in Public Health.
Shearn, K., Crabbe, T., Edgar, K., Frith, G., & Christy, E. (2020). Greater Manchester Local Pilot Process Evaluation April 2020. Substance.
Davies, L., Taylor, P., Ramchandani, G., & Christy, E. (2016). Social return on investment in sport : a participation wide model for England. Department for Culture, Media and Sport. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/_assets/pdf/research/sirc/Final-SIRC-SROI-England-Web-report.pdf