Who we are

Our co-founding directors are Ailsa Cook and Sarah Morton.

Both Ailsa and Sarah are internationally renowned academics with extensive experience of delivering solutions for public service organisations.

Since 2014, Ailsa and Sarah have been working together to develop and test a pioneering approach that enables public service organisations to improve outcomes for populations by using evidence in a robust way.

Sarah and Ailsa are delighted to be joined by Steve D’Souza our Chief Technology Officer and Charlie Mills our Communications Co-ordinator. We will be expanding our team over the coming months. If you are passionate about improving public services and interested in joining our dynamic team, please get in touch.

Dr Ailsa Cook


Ailsa is a leader in the field of outcomes: Through her research and work with policy and practice, Ailsa has made a significant contribution to shifting the focus of public services in Scotland towards the outcomes that are important to citizens and communities.

Dr Sarah Morton


Sarah is internationally recognised for her work in developing innovative approaches to ensure that decision-makers have access to the best evidence for taking organisations, policies and practices forward.

Dr Steve D’Souza

Chief Technology Officer

Steve comes from a software engineering background, having worked in a range of sectors, from mineral processing to social care.

Charlie Mills

Communications Coordinator

Charlie is passionate about ensuring that content makes sense for its target audience: She is a strong advocate for clear and concise communication, across all channels and platforms.

Amy Grant

Project Officer Intern

Amy is currently studying MSc in International Development at the University of Edinburgh and joins us through the Santander UK Universities Internship Programme.

Outcome Focus: Evidence, Action, Change Ltd is a limited company registered in Scotland.

Company Registration Number SC566111

Office address: Outcome Focus, CodeBase, 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 9DZ