Broome|Gekoski is a small consultancy offering research, evaluation and social innovation.  We work across community development, mental health, health and wellbeing, criminal justice, and local economic development.  We undertake projects with public services, the NHS, housing associations, universities, charities, and think tanks.

Our work is underpinned by a strong commitment to social justice and empowerment.  We work in ways that understand and work with the unique, holistic, subjective experience of people; and that understand change through relationships – with ourselves, and with other individuals, communities, and wider social and organisational systems and cultures.

We employ a wide range of research strategies and methods to suit specific questions, contexts,and outcomes.  Much of our work draws ideas from social capital and network theory, systems thinking, phenomenology, and coproduction.

We bring passion and creativity to all of our projects, and aim to create value and build capacity through the process of what we do as well as through the end results.

See our projects page to find out about some of our recent work.


STEVE BROOME is the Director of Broome|Gekoski and works across a range of social innovation projects and change programmes.  He is Visiting Professor at the School of Social Work, Care and Community at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Co-Director of the Centre for Citizenship and Community (CCC).  He was previously Director of Research at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) for six years, and has also worked on large-scale community regeneration programmes and for several economic development consultancies.  Steve is also an Integrative Humanistic Therapist working in private practice and has previously volunteered as a counsellor for a large local hospice and a carers support organisation, and run a wellbeing group for a local recovery community.

DR ANNA GEKOSKI is Director of Research at Broome/Gekoski. She is also a Research Fellow in the Psychology Department at Middlesex University and a Research Associate at the Centre for Citizenship and Community at the University of Central Lancashire.  Anna specialises in qualitative trauma focused research, with a particular emphasis on sexual and violent offending. Examples of her work include studies on victims of crime, homicide, child sexual abuse, rape, offender profiling, media reporting of homicide, serial killing, and ethical issues in trauma-focused research. She also has a particular interest in mental health and wellbeing and is currently involved in research surrounding social networks. Anna holds degrees in philosophy, psychology, criminology, and forensic psychology. She is the author of three non-fiction books.