About

We combine expertise in research and technology to support organisations working for social good to make evidence-based decisions.

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We develop and interpret the evidence base to help the public sector and other organisations deliver better services to the public.

We are a ‘spin-out’ consultancy from the University of Oxford, and over the last two decades have worked with more than 250 public and community sector organisations from local to international level.

Our research and services are based on unrivaled knowledge and use of place-based social, economic and demographic data.

Timeline

Meet the team

Stefan Noble

Director and Head of Research: Stefan joined OCSI in 2004 after completing…
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Luke Murray

Director and Head of Finance and Internal Operations: Luke is in charge…
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Kimberley Gregory

Head of Marketing & Communications: Kim deals with all things communications and…
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David Avenell

Director: David is co-founder of OCSI, and specialist in Geographic Information Systems…
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David McLennan

Director: David’s main research interests are in relation to poverty, deprivation and…
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Aaron Henderson

Communications and Client Care Officer: Aaron is a part of the communications…
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Alex Mclean

Senior Software Developer: On the development team, Alexs work covers all parts…
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Ben Mason

Data Researcher Ben embarked on a career transition following more than a…
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Ben Summerhayes

Head of Tech: Ben is responsible for overseeing and leading our technical…
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Emma Plunkett

Senior Researcher: Emma supports the research team in providing high quality and…
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Gael Beddoes

Finance Manager: Gael maintains the accounting systems for OCSI, and has 20…
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Gregor Beedie

Sys Admin: Gregor’s background is a Fine Art degree specialising in sculpture…
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Hon Mond Ng

Senior Software Developer: Hon Mond is OCSI’s Senior-level Full Stack developer, and…
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Katie Leach

Research Communications Officer Katie studied Psychology at the University of Sussex and…
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Rachel Hawley

Customer Support Manager Rachel is a seasoned customer service professional with a…
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Simon Fricker

Product Manager: Simon has amassed extensive expertise in the product industry over…
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Vitalii Mitriiev

Mid-Level Full Stack Developer Vitalii is part of the development team as…
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Resources and data

UKGrantmaking and Community Foundations

What is UKGrantmaking? UKGrantmaking is a landmark publication on the state of…
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Data analysis

Marmot Principles and neighbourhood level data

The Marmot Review, published back in 2010, still has important implications today…
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Resources and data

Community Needs Index 2023

In 2018, we were commissioned by Local Trust to develop a quantitative…
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Resources and data

Census 2021 data: What has been released, what’s new and what’s changed?

ONS has published all small-area data from Census 2021 – and there…
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