Research

Véronique Jochum, Head of Research

Veronique JochumVéronique has 15 years’ experience as a social researcher. She leads on NCVO’s research programme on voluntary sector and volunteering (including the production of the UK Civil Society Almanac and the Road Ahead publication on the sector’s operating environment) and has a wealth of experience managing high profile quantitative and qualitative research projects.

Much of Véronique’s work has been on the theory and practice of participation and community action, which has greatly informed her approach to research and stakeholder engagement. She is continuously exploring new ways of conducting research and communicating findings.

Véronique is a trustee of Carefree Kids and volunteers at The Stone Space.

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Claire Benard, Senior Data Scientist

Claire BenardClaire works as a data scientist at NCVO. She collects, processes and analyses data to grow the evidence base on the sector. One major part of this is the UK Civil Society Almanac.

Prior to joining NCVO, Claire worked as an economist in a private consultancy and as an analyst in a number of national and international charities, helping them collect good data and use it to demonstrate impact and improve efficiency.

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Marc Lawson, Data Scientist

Marc Lawson, Data Scientist at NCVOMarc is one of NCVO's data scientists and helps produce the UK Civil Society Almanac each year. He analyses data about the voluntary sector to better understand the way it operates as well as how it changes over time. Past projects have included estimating the number of European Union nationals working in the UK voluntary sector.

Marc has a degree in psychology from the University of Bath and a Graduate Diploma in Law from City, University of London, and has worked in various roles in charities and software companies.

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Lisa Hornung, Research Officer

Lisa Hornung, Research Officer at NCVOLisa Hornung works as a research officer at NCVO and helps with the production of the UK Civil Society Almanac. Recently, she has undertaken research with Clinks looking at voluntary organisations working in criminal justice.

Prior to joining NCVO, she worked as a researcher and data analyst in the language education sector, where she supported academic product development with quantitative and qualitative research. As a research assistant at the university of Kassel (Germany), she worked on a large-scale evaluation of a teacher training programme.

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Vasilis Ntoulos, Policy and Research Team Assistant

Vasilis ntoulos 96x96Vasilis provides a range of financial, administrative and events support to the team. Additionally, he leads on the organisation of NCVO’s Members’ Assembly meetings.

Previously at NCVO, he was responsible for the finances and administration of BIG Assist, an £8m programme funded by BLF to support infrastructure organisations in the voluntary sector. Prior to NCVO, he worked in various non-profit organisations across London and Europe primarily in the areas of events and project management.

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