Anna’s research focuses on the development of economic and geographic data sets from various UK company databases; survey design and management, and statistical analysis. Her recent projects include: Academic Survey (2015-2016); Cambridge Ahead: The Cambridge Corporate Database & Regional Growth; SME Performance and Policy; Open Innovation; The 2007 UK Survey of SME Finances; and International Innovation Benchmarking and the Determinants of Business Success.
She has expertise in questionnaire design, survey management and data analysis and has provided technical and statistical input into many articles in medical and social science publications.
Anna studied at Uppsala University Sweden and before joining the CBR worked on epidemiological and other medical surveys for the Medical Research Council in London and Cambridge and on large social science surveys at Birkbeck College, London University. She became involved with economic and business data analysis whilst at working at the University of Leeds.
Hughes, A., Lawson, C., Salter, A., Kitson, M. with Bullock, A. and Hughes, R.B. (2016) ‘The Changing State of Knowledge Exchange: UK Academic Interactions with External Organisations 2005-2016, NCUB, London
Hughes, A., Kitson, M., Probert, J., Turner, R., Bullock, A. and Milner, I. (2014) Cultural Connections: The Role of the Arts and Humanities in Competitiveness and Local Development, a Report to the Arts and Humanities Research Council, CBR Cambridge.
Hughes, A., García Mogollón, A., Bullock, A. and Milner, I. (2013) An evaluation of QR funding in English HEIs: Impact and Process, Module 1 – Statistical Analysis, Draft Final Report for the Higher Education Funding Council for England, CBR Cambridge.
Hughes, A., Kitson, M., Bullock A. and Milner, I. (2013) The Dual Funding Structure for Research in the UK: Research Council and Funding Council Allocation Methods and the Pathways to impact of UK Academics, A report to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK~IRC, Cambridge.
Hughes, A., Kitson, M., Bullock A. and Milner, I. (2013) Cultural Connections: A Survey of Cultural Organisations and their Interrelationships with the Higher Education Sector in the UK, A Report to the Arts and Humanities Research Council, CBR Cambridge.
Hughes, A., Kitson, M., Probert, J., Turner R., Bullock A. and Milner, I. (2013) Cultural Connections: The Role of Arts and Humanities in Competitiveness and Local Development, A Report to the Arts and Humanities Research Council, CBR Cambridge.