I'm Katy Robinson, and I'm one of two Research and Evaluation Officers at Youth Music. I process and analyse the evaluation data submitted to Youth Music by our grantholders, as well as using that data to inform our knowledge on particular areas of practice, and to communicate our impact as a funder. I'm often also involved in extra bits of desk research and data collection to inform our practice more - including our annual Stakeholder Survey, and other surveys about topics related to music education that are important to us. I have also undertaken research directly with young people involved in our projects in order to understand more about their experiences of music and I love getting out to visit Youth Music projects and chatting to so many brilliant young musicians about their passions!
Outside of the world of research and evaluation, I am a keen musician myself, and regularly sing and act in amateur plays and musicals.