We have a small team of trusted associate researchers whom we work with from time to time to help us meet specific requirements.   

Lucy Maynard - Head of Research

Our Research Team

As Head of Research I work with a team of researchers to better understand, develop and evidence the impact of our work at Brathay.

I have been working here since 2007, and every day starts with a coffee and a walk to work at our inspiring Lake District HQ … #appreciative!

To me, Brathay is a place where we can create spaces for people to learn and grow.

The highlight of my time here has been seeing how our work supports young people to grow and develop in ways they never imagined possible.


Dr Kaz Stuart - Associate Researcher

As former Head of Research at Brathay, Kaz continues to work with us on specific projects. Kaz specialises in supporting people to have agency, particularly in leadership, to bring about desired outcomes. This is integral to research and evaluation design that benefits the user, fits within practitioner values, and meets organisation needs. Kaz has a background in primary, secondary and higher education teaching, youth work, social care, outdoor education, and research. All as a practitioner, manager and leader. These experiences inspired her PhD that identified a model of collaborative agency for people working across the Children’s Workforce in the UK.