Clare Hammond

Clare Hammond


Clare is a Director in our Edinburgh Office specialising in health and social care but also working across our employability, homelessness, justice and poverty. Her work on health and social care focuses on mental health, trauma informed practice, multiple and complex needs, long term conditions, addictions and recovery, and health inequalities.

Clare is the Rocket Science lead for health and social care, quantitative impact analysis including cost benefit analysis (CBA) and social return on investment (SROI) and is certified in developing and assessing the HM Treasury five case model for Business Cases.

Clare joined the Rocket Science team as a Senior Consultant in March 2015. Prior to this Clare worked as an Analyst at the New Zealand Treasury providing advice to senior government ministers, working in public finance, and developing the annual government Budget and working with a range of government agencies to develop fiscal, economic and regulatory policy.

Clare is the HR Lead for Rocket Science developing and implementing HR infrastructure and processes and managing the recruitment and development of our Rocket Scientists with a special focus on diversity and inclusion, intent based leadership, and talent management.


Recent projects:

  • Evaluation of the Glasgow Family Support Partnership, a prevention and early intervention family support programme delivered by a consortium of third sector organisations (led by Barnardo’s) working in partnership and co-located with the Glasgow City HSCP North East social work team to prevent family needs escalating to the point where they require statutory social work intervention. This evaluation includes a cost benefit analysis to understand the extent to which the partnership is reducing the demand on statutory social work teams.
  • Evaluation and review of a range of cancer information and support services for Macmillan Cancer Support across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the south west of England and evaluation of CLIC Sargent’s partnership (and funded services) with Morrisons.
  • Review of the addictions and mental health services for the East Dunbartonshire HSCP to conduct a needs assessment, a gap analysis and identify opportunities and models to provide greater integration between mental health and addictions services.
  • Trauma Informed Practice training needs assessment for NHS GGC for staff across their addictions, justice, homelessness, police custody and prison healthcare services to understand the skills required to have trauma informed practice, a training needs assessment, and advice on staff training alongside other factors such as physical spaces and service processes to successfully create trauma informed services.
  • Review of diagnosis and care support for those with endometriosis to understand the barriers and challenges to improving care working with Endometriosis UK on behalf of the Scottish Government.


Key Skills:

  • Impact and process evaluation
  • Qualitative and quantitative research and analysis
  • Quantified impact analysis – including Cost Benefit Analysis and Social Return on Investment
  • Developing, reviewing and assessing Better Business Cases
  • Service design and review
  • Strategy and organisational development
  • Project management.



  • Health and social care
  • Employability
  • Financial Capability
  • Environmental management and conservation.



  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration in Public Policy and Economics (1st class honours in Public Policy), University of Victoria Wellington
  • Manchester New Economy Cost Benefit Analysis Training, 2016
  • Social Return on Investment Practitioner training – Social Value UK, 2016
  • APMG Better Business Cases Foundation Course, 2016
  • APMG Better Business Cases Practitioner Course, 2016.


Little Weaknesses:

  • Mars Bar ice creams – potentially the key reason for Clare’s migration from New Zealand
  • Shoes – particularly boots – you should see the collection of shoes under her desk at work
  • Bad reality TV