Meet the team

Managing a study this big requires many different jobs – our team is made up of researchers, survey specialists, data managers and communications staff.

LisacalderwoodwebLisa Calderwood
Study Director

Lisa is the Director of Next Steps. She’s responsible for all the big decisions about the study, in particular deciding what topics we cover at every visit. A big part of her job is improving the methods we use to collect information from study members.

Lisa has specialised in managing surveys for studies like Next Steps for 15 years.

She grew up in Liverpool with her two younger brothers. When she was 25, Lisa moved to London and got her first job as a research assistant. Today she continues to develop her love of survey methods – and reality TV!

 

photo-1-mrMeghan Rainsberry
Communications Manager

Meghan is responsible for providing study members with information about the study. She puts together the materials we send you, and keeps the website up to date.

Meghan has worked in communications for 10 years.

She grew up in Canada with her three brothers. When Meghan was 25, she moved to the UK to start a Masters degree. Today she’s busy managing communications for four studies like Next Steps – but taking a break for a little rock climbing here and there.

 

 

The wider team

While you’ll probably hear from Lisa and Meghan the most, there’s a whole team of people working on Next Steps. Managing a study this big requires many different jobs – our team is made up of researchers, survey specialists, data managers and communications staff.

Matt is responsible for developing the questionnaires that we use to collect information about your lives. He also works with Darina to oversee the agencies who carry out the surveys and manage the interviewers.

Mary, George, Denise and Tony make sure that your address and other contact information is secure and up to date, so we know how to get in touch with you.

Sarab takes care of the information about your lives that you give us at each survey, and Lorraine and Morag use it to find out more about your generation.

But the most important members of the study are you! We wouldn’t be able to do our work without you.