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AQR: Gemma Ryder

Gemma Ryder

Head of Qualitative Fieldwork
Acumen Fieldwork
United Kingdom

Gemma graduated from Leeds University with an undergraduate degree in Sociology in and went on to complete a post graduate diploma in Social Research and Statistics at the University of Manchester in 2008. Since joining Acumen as a fieldwork manager in 2009 Gemma has moved from a line manager role to become Head of the Qualitative Department. Whilst overseeing the Qual team Gemma manages a wide range of projects with an affinity for harder to reach specs and demands.

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AQR Membership

Gemma has been a Member of the AQR since November 2014.

Notable achievements and contributions

  • 2013 Convened internal training day for recruiters nationwide
  • 2013 Took part in ‘Inspire’ personal development program
  • 2015 Convened an online training programme for recruiters nationwide
  • 2018 Currently completing a diploma in Management Skills