Hi I'm Lara,

Supporting research & insight specialists of all levels in achieving their career aspirations – and helping clients maintain their ‘dream team’.

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My area of expertise

I’ve always specialised in the research & insight sector and cover any agencyside role and clientside roles within the professional services, financial services, education or NFP areas.  

I spent 11+ years in research both agencyside (Ipsos MORI and Isis Research Hong Kong) and clientside (Legal & General, British Airways and Shell).  Back in 2003 I was lured into the world of recruitment by Stopgap and besides a 2 year gap in 2011-2013 (to live in Canada) I have been with the company ever since.

A little more about me...

Reflecting Stopgap’s commitment to flexibility, I’m now working remotely based up in the North West of England. After many years of living in London or abroad I’ve returned to my place of birth and am now watching my pre-teenage children grow up frequenting some of the same places I did (with a few changes noted!). When not taxi-ing children I really enjoy exercise (after many years of rowing training it’s just part and parcel of life) and I’ve also noticed a developing interest in gardening – something that has made my mother rejoice! P.S I’m down in London on a regular basis and always keen to meet people face to face.

I’m a big fan of Stopgap (as you can probably guess from my length of tenure!) – uber supportive employer, great colleagues and an approach to recruitment that I absolutely identify with.


"I stayed sane whilst settling a 4 and a 2 year old into a new life in Montreal."

This involved: Using Google Translate on a constant basis, trying to make out that having a skiing lesson in -25 degrees is perfectly normal, introducing winter sports in a big way – as well as skiing, ice-skating (best quote from my son – “ you didn’t tell me it was going to be slippy”), (much easier) utilizing one of the many outside swimming pools to deal with the 3 hot months in the summer.

View my current roles

13 Dec 2018

SRE or Research Manager

Busy research agency looking for contract resource to help in the New Year.

13 Dec 2018

Associate Director

Long term key contract requirement for an experienced quant Associate Director.

4 Dec 2018

Qual RM or AD

Are you a quallie and free from early January to help out this well-established specialist in public sector research?

4 Dec 2018

Research Manager

Are you a quant Research Manager free to work now? If so, please get in contact.

3 Dec 2018

Research Manager or Associate Director

Busy pharmaceutical research agency needs an experienced quant researcher to join the team in the New Year.

16 Nov 2018

Quant Project Manager/Field Controller

Specialist data collection/research services agency are looking for a quantitative project manager/field controller to join them in January.

7 Nov 2018


Curious researcher required on a contract basis. You'll be working for a consultancy who work for fascinating brands on a global basis.

5 Nov 2018

Research Executive/Senior Research Executive

Are you a quantitative Research Executive/Senior Research Executive available now for a short term contract?

20 Nov 2018

Senior Insight Executive

Are you an experienced quant researcher interested in all aspects of customer experience research?

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