With a background in education, childcare and development work spanning the public, voluntary and private sector, for the last 12 years David has been Director of Melyn Consulting coordinating and contributing to consultancy and research projects. Based in North Wales, David leads on all Melyn Consulting projects to ensure a personal, high quality service.
David is also an approved consultant to national childcare charity Daycare Trust; to the National Children’s Bureau; and to the Children’s Workforce Development Council.
BA (Hons) Psychology, PGDip, MSc Social Research and Evaluation
Pam is an experienced researcher with a background in social policy and careers. Since 2007 she has been working on a wide range of Melyn Consulting projects including undertaking qualitative work with hard to reach parents and carers as well as children and young people as part of the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment process.
Dr Elizabeth Jones
BA (Hons.); Ph.D. (Educational Psychology); C. Psychol
Liz Jones is an associate consultant who has worked as an independent researcher since September 1998 (where most of the work has been concerned with children and young people, and the evaluation of service provision to children and their families). She was involved as a consultant in the monitoring and evaluation of Sure Start for the Newport, Torfaen and Denbighshire and Vale of Glamorgan Programmes and was the Independent Evaluator of the Cardiff Sure Start Programme; and has recently been involved with needs assessment and planning for Flying Start with local authorities within Wales. Liz has worked on a range of childcare-related projects with Melyn Consulting.
(BA (Hons)), PGCE, Qualified to British Psychological Society (BPS) Levels A and B (occupational testing and personality type feedback)
Emma has recently left Aberystwyth University where she was for six years Director of the Careers Advisory Service, having worked as a careers adviser before that at Oxford University and previously as a secondary school teacher and in banking.
A qualified careers adviser and an Associate of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), Emma has contributed extensively to national publications produced in conjunction between AGCAS and Graduate Prospects, including ‘Alternative Workstyles’ and worked with e-Skills on a project to encourage graduates from non-STEM disciplines into ICT. Emma sat on the Board of the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) from 2007, was a member of the GO Wales Strategy Group and also Chair of the Welsh Higher Education Careers Services (WHECS) grouping for which she organised the first WHECS conference at Gregynog in 2008. In 2010, Emma represented HE careers services on the external reference group for the Welsh Government’s Review of Careers Services in Wales which resulted in the publication of the ‘Future Ambitions: Developing Careers Services in Wales’ report.