At Get the Data we work with organisations that want to demonstrate their impact on society definitively. Our cutting-edge services are underpinned by robust methods, rigorous analyses, and cost-effective data collection. Our flexible project management approach allows us to tailor our approach to fit your requirements.
GtD was founded by Jack Cattell and Alan Mackie in 2012 and is meeting a growing demand from organisations to have regular analytics to manage their work. This demand has been given further impetus with a greater need to produce clear social impact data for funders and commissioners. We are committed to working with organisations to provide definitive evidence on their impact on society. Our clients work with some of the most vulnerable people in society, including at risk young people, refugees and the homeless. Whatever their goals, at GtD we share our clients’ drive to improve services and outcomes for these groups.
After four successful years in London, we extended our social impact analytics service to the US. Together Jack and Alan have been delivering high quality social research and evaluation for nearly 40 years.
Jack heads up our London team and leads the development of our cutting-edge social impact analytics. Contact him if you wish to know more about our services and the benefits realised by our clients.
As co-founder of GtD, Jack is a thought leader in the development of social impact analytics in the UK, particularly in its application to offender management. With a post-graduate degree in Statistics, Jack is highly skilled in the collection, collation and statistical analysis of quantitative data. He has directed impact studies for many high-profile clients, including the Ministry of Justice, Police Forces, local government, Sodexo Justice Services, Youth Justice Board, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service and the National Health Service. He has also delivered evaluation work for charities and non-profits including Street Soccer Academy, Youth Impact, the Housing Justice, Groundwork North Wales and the Sharefoundation.
Prior to co-founding GtD, Jack was Senior Principal Researcher at Matrix Evidence Ltd. He is a member of the UK Evaluation Society and the Royal Society of Statisticians.
Alan directs our charity and non-profit practice. Contact him if you wish to know more about how your non-profit organization can benefit from our social impact analytics, as well as details of our up-coming events.
Alan brings nearly 30 years of monitoring and evaluation experience to our work with charities and non-profits on both sides of the Atlantic. In his time with GtD he has directed projects in England, Europe, the US and the Caribbean. Alan is committed to evidence-led policy and practice and ensuring that interventions operate in a fair and effective manner. He is keen to work with organizations that are improving services for the most marginalized citizens. With a strong background in criminal justice reform, his specialist areas include the juvenile justice, children in care, young people with developmental disabilities and access to health care.
Alan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is committed to its mission to find practical solutions to social problems. He is also a member of the Atlanta-area Evaluation Association and was formerly director of training and professional development for the Caribbean Evaluators International.
Sarah leads our qualitative research practice. Contact her if you wish to know more about how we achieve and deliver rigorous results to clients.
With a background in psychology, Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in social research and evaluation including criminal justice, substance misuse and education and health. She has also conducted work within mental health and counselling settings. With her extensive experience of project management, Sarah is well versed in all aspects of research design, execution and report writing. Sarah has completed a number of significant projects for central government departments, local authorities, and national voluntary and umbrella organisations.
Ammeline is a Research Manager at the Get the Data and will be supporting the project management function.
She is responsible for the day-to-day management of GtD’s new and ongoing projects, and ensuring that project milestones are achieved in line with agreed timelines. She is currently supporting Alan and Jack in managing GtD’s projects both in the US and UK.
She holds a BSc (Hons) in Criminology from Kingston University (London), and a MPhil in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge, Institute of Criminology. She is completing a PhD in Criminology at the University of Manchester. Her research experience and expertise lie in areas of youth justice, crime and policing, and criminal justice policies.
Kasra is a data analyst and part of GtD’s London team. His work is focused on statistical modelling and dashboard creation.
Kasra joined GtD in 2021 after completing a MSc Data Science at the University of Sussex. Initially studying a BSc Mathematics, Kasra continued his education to specialise within statistics that is suited to the modern world. His work at GtD uses this technical ability alongside storytelling to convey insights impactfully. Examples of his work in the UK include the evaluation of the Ministry of Justice’s Youth Justice Reform Program, and dashboard development for Housing Justice to overcome obstacles within homelessness. In the US, Kasra has also worked with organisations such as Gideon’s Promise and Georgia Primary Care Association to enable data-informed decision making within public defense and healthcare. Outside of social impact analysis, Kasra enjoys using novel technologies, especially in the geospatial domain. His Master’s dissertation project mapped out the rapidly increasing number of vineyards in the South of England through machine learning techniques, which were implemented on data from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel satellites.
Sophia is a graduate researcher at GtD and has an active involvement in both qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
Prior to achieving her role at GtD, Sophia completed an MSci (Hons) in Psychology and Language Sciences at UCL, providing her with a strong foundation of skills in qualitative and quantitative research, as well as the ability to work effectively with vulnerable groups such as young people and individuals with mental health vulnerabilities. She is currently working with the Ministry of Justice to conduct research on the use of out of court disposals for offenders with health vulnerabilities. Other recent work involves evaluations of Cobb County’s DUI programme and Amnesty International’s key performance indicators for human rights impact.
Sophia has also contributed to a variety of initiatives such as volunteering at a foodbank and contributing to Sodexo and WWF’s partnership which aimed to encourage university students to choose foods which are more sustainable and have a lower environmental impact.
Natalie manages our marketing plans and activities.
Natalie is a marketing professional who has been working with us since mid-2015. Alongside managing our marketing activities, Natalie, who has 15 years’ experience, also provides marketing consultancy and support on a freelance basis to other businesses via her own company, Base North Marketing. Prior to working freelance, Natalie honed her marketing skills working in the retail industry. She is a member of the CIM and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing.
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GtD have enabled us to show the dramatic impact the night shelter network has on London and that we are an important homelessness service.
The Trust is now better able to understand its impact and make decisions that will help to improve outcomes for young people in the future.
GtD made an important contribution to our successful bid to provide probation services across England. Jack [Cattell] provided clear analysis of the available probation data and designed an accurate predictive analysis system that will communicate clearly which offenders are most likely to reoffend.
GtD’s advanced and well communicated analyses on the impact of our intervention provided the evidence to continue, and we understood how to improve