Gertrude Sai


Gertrude’s passion lies both in national and international causes. As a Research and Evaluation consultant, some of her most recent projects have been to learn about customer experiences in the utility sector, lead creative workshops for well-known food brands, and look at how the experiences of girls who use Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) services in four African countries change over time. An experienced mixed-methods researcher for a long time, Gertrude has a wide range of skills and a lot of insight to offer. She enjoys supporting organisations to take the evidence and insights we uncover together to learn from, inform and change programmes, interventions or campaigns. She has a lot of experience evaluating programmes with vulnerable groups and working with both internal and external partners in a cross-collaborative way. In the past nine years, she has worked with a variety of client groups and rarely heard voices, including vulnerable adults with complex/long-term health conditions and/or disabilities, individuals with English as an additional language (EAL), children and young people. Gertrude joined Trajectory in the summer of 2023 as an associate working on qualitative research projects. She has 10 years of experience as a mixed methods researcher and evaluator, across national and international organisations both in-house (Girl Effect, BookTrust) and agency side (Thinks Insight). Much of her background involves delivering actionable research and insights and; using findings and results to learn, inform and adapt programmes, campaigns and interventions. Her expertise includes deliberative research, monitoring evaluation and learning and impact strategy development. Gertrude has considerable experience working and conducting research with those seldom heard including people with disabilities, young refugees and migrants and families with English as an additional language. When not working with Trajectory she is pursuing a PhD in Politics and International studies exploring diasporic identities.