What people are saying...

“We have been working with Matt to help enhance our ‘Impact Case Studies’ for submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2021. Aston University has a long track record of conducting research that is impactful, recognised as globally excellent and makes a difference to the lives of people every day. However, translating complex research, and its benefits, into an easily digestible format can be a difficult task. It requires a specific skill set.

Matt has distinguished himself as an excellent writer and, at all times, has been professional, well organised and a great ambassador. His success has been driven by the way he has quickly built relationships with the case study authors, easily understood the underpinning research and ensured that the author’s original voice was not lost when re-drafting case study narratives. Through this approach our authors have been fully engaged in the process, delighted with the results and are certain that their achievements will now be better recognised.

The most exciting part of this work is yet to come. By partnering with Matt on a more regular basis, and embedding his knowledge and skills across Aston Business School, we can generate an even greater level of impact from our research. This is another important step in enhancing our research culture.”

— Paul Jones, Senior Research Manager, Aston University

“Many thanks for all of your work on this… You picked up issues that we would never have spotted, highlighted areas where we could be more specific (to our benefit) - and have also given us some really helpful pointers in passages where we were trying to steer the narrative in a particular direction (and were not quite getting it right).”

— Professor Paul Roach, Mathematical Sciences Research Group, USW

“Matt Warren has been our aid in communicating with a non-academic audience. In our recent work on productivity, skills and UK trade, he has helped my team draft materials used for briefing, blog and media pitches which worked very effectively. Matt has been accessible, friendly, and highly professional. He asks excellent questions which drive us to re-think what we write. Discussions with him usually end in fruitful outcomes, enabling us to think with more clarity and express research with more effectiveness. Highly recommended!”

— Professor Jun Du, Aston Business School, Aston University