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Strategic Planning Office

Data & Analysis

SPO supports the university to take an evidence-based approach to planning and decision-making. Therefore data and analysis underpins much of SPO’s work and is led by the Business Intelligence Team.

SPO undertakes strategic evaluation of the university’s performance, through analysis and benchmarking of performance in league tables and surveys, the production of annual key performance indicator reports and quarterly performance reports, and provision of college, departmental and faculty performance review profiles to inform the annual planning process.

In addition we model future performance trajectories, such as student number projections, and complete impact assessments. We provide evidence to support programme reviews and strategic projects, and produce other analyses on an ad-hoc basis as projects and initiatives arise.

Durham’s local administrators for the HEIDI management information system are based in SPO.



Kathryn Heywood

Business Intelligence Manager

Richard Wistow

Strategic Planning Officer

0191 3346886

Peter Alpass

Strategic Planning Officer

0191 3346140

Claire Hunt

Strategic Planning Officer

0191 3346876

Colin Ferguson

Strategic Planning Officer

0191 3346892