Nigel Lloyd is a Senior Research Fellow for PHIRST Connect. For the past 20 years he has specialised in conducting community-focused research and evaluation with initiatives that aim to bring about positive outcomes for marginalised communities. He has worked as a researcher in academia and industry, and as a consultant has conducted more than 60 different research projects. He has worked as a National Coordinator for the National Evaluation of Sure Start and has been an Analytical Associate with the UK Department for Education. His key areas of expertise include: Impact and outcomes measurement; evaluation capacity building; evaluating community-based initiatives; and impact measurement for services for children and families, health promotion and improvement programmes, and community-focused, multi-agency initiatives.