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 UK and US public sector practice and leads the development of our cutting-edge social impact analytics. If you work within government or the public sector, Jack will assist you to evaluate and review your services.
As co-founder of GtD, Jack is a thought leader in the development of social impact analytics, particularly their application to our government and public sector clients. He has directed impact studies for many high-profile clients, including central government departments and statutory agencies, police forces, probation services and local and county governments. With a post-graduate degree in Statistics, Jack is highly skilled in delivering quasi-experimental models of impact evaluation and predictive analyses. His specialist research interests include policing, offender management, and mental health services.
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 upcoming 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.
Jacque Mallender is an expert associate with GtD, providing invaluable health service insights and economic evaluation support. With a wealth of experience from the UK, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Africa, she brings a global perspective to her work.
She is a distinguished international health and public policy evaluator and economist. She provides specialist economics analysis, advice, training and publications through Economics By Design Ltd, a company she co-founded in 2019. Jacque specialises in the economics of health systems, health financing, strategic purchasing, population health management, integrated care, health workforce transformation, and digital health. She excels at assisting stakeholders in identifying and demonstrating the significance and value of their innovative ideas for enhancing health and care.
Outside of her hands-on work, Jacque is a consultant with the World Bank Group and a member of the Economic Research Council’s Executive Committee. She also provides her expertise to the Advisory Board for the Nottingham University School of Economics. As a founding convenor of the joint Campbell and Cochrane Economics Methods Group, her contributions to the field are widely recognised.
Professor Eddie Kane is an expert advisor with GtD contributing his extensive methodological and analytical skills and his expert knowledge of health and justice interventions. Eddie has been instrumental in the delivery of GtD’s work for the Ministry of Justice, the National Health Service, the Mayor of London’s Violence Prevention Unit, and the College of Policing.
Eddie’s career reflects his unwavering commitment to enhancing mental health support systems and implementing evidence-based practices within the justice system. His significant contributions to this field encompass the development of evidence-based interventions at the intersection of health and justice. This includes his work on violence reduction initiatives and mental health interventions within the justice system.
He is currently the Director of the Centre for Health and Justice in the Institute of Mental Health at the University of Nottingham. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Innovation at the University of Birmingham, where he focuses on Transnational Crime research. He was formerly the National Director of High-Security Psychiatric Services, the Director of NHS Performance and Mental Health for London, and the Director of Mental Health for the Northwest and West Midlands regions of England. He has held board-level positions across a range of public, private, and voluntary organisations.
Sarah manages our qualitative research for our criminal justice projects.
With a degree in psychology from University College London, 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. Since GtD’s foundation, Sarah has managed the qualitative work on a number of our youth justice and offender management projects. In doing so, she brings her extensive experience of project management, including qualitative research design, execution, analyses and reporting. Sarah is trained in the use of MAXQDA and NVIVO. Sarah was formerly a member (and latterly Vice Chair) of the Independent Monitoring Board at Lewes Prison.
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.
Brad is part of GtD’s London analytics team.
He graduated with a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Sheffield and then joined GtD as a Graduate Analyst in 2023. With a passion for maths, Brad is dedicated to using his skills to make an impact on society. Since joining GtD, Brad has used statistical modelling to fully integrate himself into our work on public health in the US and our criminal justice work in the UK. In his spare time, Brad enjoys travelling and exploring new cultures. Recently having the opportunity to visit Southeast Asia, where he was able to help local communities through various volunteer projects.
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