Research team

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Véronique Jochum, Head of research

Veronique Jochum

Véronique has more than 15 years of experience in social research. She leads NCVO’s programme of research on voluntary sector and volunteering, and oversees a diverse range of qualitative and quantitative research projects.

She has a particular interest in:

  • voluntary action in communities
  • trends and drivers impacting on the voluntary sector’s operating environment
  • new ways of conducting research and communicating findings.

Véronique volunteers at The Stone Space, a community-led art gallery in Leytonstone.

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Amy McGarvey, Research manager

amy mcgarvey 96x96Amy leads on NCVO’s Time Well Spent research, a programme of work focusing on the volunteer experience, as well as contributing to other parts of NCVO’s research on the voluntary sector and volunteering.

Amy’s key interests include:

  • exploring volunteering in its many forms, and giving a voice to the volunteer perspective
  • engaging stakeholders to shape research priorities and explore the challenges and opportunities that research findings raise for them.

Prior to NCVO, Amy's most recently worked on developing and evaluating educational programmes, and spent several years providing research and consultancy to UK policy makers as a qualitative researcher at TNS BMRB (now Kantar Public).

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Lisa Hornung, Data and research manager

Lisa Hornung, Research Officer at NCVO

Lisa Hornung helps to ensure that NCVO remains at the forefront of voluntary sector data collection and analysis.

She leads on the collection of data for the UK Civil Society Almanac and has also worked on the following NCVO publications:

She has also worked on the following projects:

Her interests include:

  • data and ways of visualising data
  • tech for good.

Lisa previously worked in the language education sector where she supported academic product development with quantitative and qualitative research. 

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Marc Lawson, Data scientist

Marc Lawson, Data Scientist at NCVOMarc is NCVO's data scientist and helps produce the UK Civil Society Almanac each year. He analyses and models data on the voluntary sector to gain insights into the way it operates and how it changes over time.

Marc has worked on the following projects:

His interests include: 

  • how data science can improve our understanding of charities 
  • the changing shape of the voluntary sector workforce.

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Keeva Rooney, Senior researcher

Keeva Rooney

Keeva is a research officer in the research team at NCVO. Her tasks include: 

  • producing outputs for the Almanac
  • providing research support across projects
  • contributing to NCVO's research programme
  • helping to improve knowledge and evidence for NCVO on the voluntary sector. 

Before working at NCVO, Keeva worked at Kantar Public as a senior research executive where she collected key statistics on crime in England and Wales. She also spent several years at NatCen social research working acrosss many projects in the health and bio team. 

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Oliver Chan, Researcher

Oliver Chan

Oliver provides research on the state of the volunteer sector and volunteering. Projects include the annual Almanac and reports exploring the changing nature of volunteering such as emerging employer, public service and family volunteering models, and government public service contracting with charities.

Prior to NCVO, Oliver has worked in research and programme roles in the voluntary, higher education and think tank sectors in the UK, NZ and Australia including for Oxfam, UCL’s Constitution Unit and Centre for Inclusive Education, and the Institute for Government.

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Vasilis Ntoulos, Policy and research team assistant

Vasilis ntoulos 96x96Vasilis provides a range of financial, administrative and events management support to the team. Previously at NCVO, he was responsible for the finances and administration of BIG Assist, an £8m programme supporting 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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