BA Economics and French

Career History

Bridget joined Kada Research at the start of September 2021, after graduating from the University of Sheffield with an Economics and French degree. During her studies, Bridget enjoyed modules on statistics, econometrics and mathematical methods for economics. In her final year, she completed an econometrics project using statistical software (STATA) to analyse data from the Land Registry as well as Household and SME finances at postcode level in order to look at the effect of the Help to Buy policy on property prices and mortgages across the UK.

Bridget was promoted to Research Manager in October 2022.

Key Strengths and Experience

Since joining Kada, Bridget has managed a number of evaluation projects and undertaken a range of impact studies and place-based plans. She regularly undertakes desk-based research and data analysis for labour market baseline studies. Bridget brings expertise in statistic and economic modelling, and in her role, regularly carriers out economic impact model assessments, contributing to business case work and evaluation studies.

As a linguist, Bridget is a confident and dependable communicator. She has considerable experience in stakeholder and beneficiary interviews and developing and managing online and in-person consultations.

Bridget has worked on projects for a variety of clients including local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Universities and private sector clients. She has contributed to projects across a number of different areas such as innovation and business growth, digital skills and enterprise and careers and employability interventions.

Outside of Work

Outside of work, Bridget loves both watching and playing sport especially cricket, netball and tennis. The summer before starting at Kada she worked at Wimbledon. Whilst at university she played for the Women’s Cricket Team, and she currently plays netball weekly for a team in Sheffield. She is also a keen musician and performer, and plays the piano, clarinet, ukulele, and sings. Bridget loves travelling and managed to do a great deal of it in Europe whilst on her year abroad which she spent in Bordeaux in the Southwest of France working as an English language assistant in two secondary schools.

Interesting fact

At university, Bridget performed in no less than two French plays!