• Turas Partners

    turas [too-ras] noun (irish), journey

  • Our Mission & Purpose

    We help individuals, teams, and organisations achieve positive social change.

    We do this by understanding context, developing capacity, and using evidence-based approaches.

    Together we want to improve global health and wellbeing.

    Strategy and Organisational Development

    We help you articulate what you want to do.

    We add value to your team, your strategy, and your organisation. With decades of experience working in and for NGOs, the private sector, and public bodies, we bring critical thinking, a rapid appreciation of your organisational culture, and the ability to translate engagement and insight into tailored solutions that are unique to your organisation.

    Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

    We help you measure your impact.

    We enlarge your understanding of the positive impact of your projects and programmes, as well as their unintended consequences. We assist you to ask the right questions, interpret findings, analyse the implications for your organisation, and plan how to embed learning across your teams.

    Conflict and Resilience

    We help you tackle the complexities of your unique context.

    We understand the practical, social, and policy-level challenges associated with the legacies of conflict and violence. We support you to draw on both international experience and local insight to develop a deep understanding of the issues that confront you, and design projects tailored to the needs and sensitivities of your particular context.

  • Meet Our Team

    Our team is founded on strong principles of integrity and fairness.

    We believe in transparency, authenticity, and sustainability.

    We are based in Belfast and London.

    Janet Whitelaw-Jones

    Partner

    I have over 20 years’ experience in international development within NGOs and the private sector. My main focus is health and organisational development. Developing partnerships and participatory approaches are foundational to my work. I enjoy collaborating on projects, building and leading strong teams, and making great things happen. I am an experienced project manager with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong commercial mind, keen to make a positive change in society.

    Helen Merati

    Partner

    I have worked in International Health Development for over 13 years - in operational and consulting roles across the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. I've managed projects, teams and grants in the UK and internationally, across different thematic areas - including maternal, newborn and child health, and sexual and reproductive health and rights, including HIV. I'm interested in using monitoring, evaluation, and learning techniques to inform positive change, and keen to work with like-minded people who also want to make positive change within society. I'm also really interested in the interface between wellbeing and different aspects of health, and I'm keen to explore the infusion of personal wellbeing principles and practice into our professional lives.

    Sara Cook

    Partner

    I am a mediator and conciliation specialist with 15 years' experience working with people affected by conflict. I specialise in the design and implementation of methodologies to address conflict-related impact. I provide training and facilitation across mediation, dialogue, trauma intervention, resiliency and other practices related to the support of populations affected by conflict. I have a long history of leadership within the non-profit sector, and bring insights from peace building work to the third sector by providing creative approaches to fostering wellbeing within organisations and teams.

  • What We Do

    Services we offer

    Organisational Health Check

    Helping your organisation flourish

    We take you through a structured, in depth organisational health check. We assess your organisational culture and staff wellbeing. We help you create an environment where your organisation can flourish.  

    Bid Advisory

    Deliver winning bids

    We know how to write funding applications that get funded. We can help you understand what your funders are looking for, how to respond creatively to Terms of Reference and deliver successful bids.

    Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

    Did your project have impact?

    We understand what good evaluation looks like. We can help you assess your project, programme and your organisation. We bring a wealth of experience in Theory of Change, Logframes, results frameworks and impact evaluations. We help you assess the impact of your wi