Paul Strauss – Researcher
Paul’s research training at Manchester University included an ethnographic study of an ICT-networked housing estate in East London, for which he gained his doctorate in Social Anthropology in 2007.
He has since worked extensively on evaluation, consultancy, and action research projects with and for a wide variety of organisations and institutions.
For Compass, Paul has provided research support within consultancy teams for clients including The Royal British Legion, Turn2Us, the Masonic Samaritan Fund, Wikimedia UK, and the Professional Contractors Group (now IPSE). His roles have involved: collecting and analysing data; depth interviews and written case studies of service users; forensic analysis of governance documents; contributing to reporting.
Paul has also volunteered for many charities over the years, currently teaching a weekly English class to refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol, and embarking on a mentoring role with a young person in local authority care.