Paddy is a Research Fellow working on the design and implementation of mixed-methods research and evaluation projects, including randomised controlled trials. Paddy specialises in the design and development of complex interventions; combining his background in delivery and facilitation with research methods such as Theories of Change, Logic Models, pilot evaluations and implementation and process evaluations. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the School of Public Policy, University College London. His PhD investigates the political attitudes and behaviours of young people who have taken part in the UK’s National Citizen Service. This involves a series of experiments that are testing approaches to engaging participants and graduates of the programme in democratic activities.
Before joining BIT, Paddy spent nine years in the youth sector, specialising in active citizenship programmes for young people, with roles that included Head of Programmes at Envision and Director of Programmes and Impact at Youth United. He has a BSc in Physics and Philosophy from King’s College London and a MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.