Shannon Anderson

Shannon Anderson is a Senior Consultant in the Edinburgh office. Shannon manages a range of projects across our sectors, specialising particularly in employability, skills, education, and homelessness.  

Prior to Rocket Science Shannon worked in International Development and Environmental Economics. Shannon has worked with a range of public and private sector clients. 

MSc in Economics for Natural Resource and Environmental Management from Cranfield University,  

BSc (Hons) Geography from Bath Spa University. 

Specialist areas

  • Employability, Skills and Education 
  • Health and Work 
  • Housing and homelessness 
  • Health and Social Care 
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods, evaluation, and data analysis 
  • Service design  
  • Project management  
  • Partnership working and delivery 


  • Scottish Government – Evaluation of Work and Health Support Pilot 
  • Wise Group – Evaluation of the Wise Steps employability programme 
  • Dundee City Council – Employability Strategy and Action Plan 
  • Greater London Authority – HeadStart Social Action evaluation  
  • Scottish Union of Supported Employment – Monitoring and evaluation framework to close the disability employment gap through ha Public Social Partnership Model.  
  • Prince’s Trust and NHS Scotland – Evaluation of Get Into NHS a youth employability programme  
  • North Lanarkshire Council – Evaluation of specialist employability service for those at risk of homelessness 
  • Salvation Army – Homelessness in Scotland research and costing tool development 
  • Barnardo’s Scotland on behalf of the Glasgow Family Support Partnership – evaluation of the GFSP early family support intervention pilot 

Little weaknesses

  • Cheese 
  • Statement necklaces and earrings 
  • Salsa (dancing… not the food!)