Kari joined Institute for Employment Studies in 2009 after working as an evaluator for over 12 years at the Tavistock Institute. This included a two-year secondment as a Project Officer/Evaluator at the European Commission. She is an expert in comparative research and evaluation in the fields of employment and labour markets; welfare policies; human and social capital development; and workforce skills development. Her interest and expertise lie in EU-wide policy, programme and process evaluation with a stakeholder and formative element in these fields. She is currently the City Women’s Network’s Chair of Marketing Committee and the International Alliance for Women’s Co-Director for Europe/Middle East. She has been sitting on the UKES’s Council since 2007 where she has served on various sub-committees, including the Membership Group. In spring 2011, on behalf of the UKES Council, she carried out an international benchmarking exercise whereby UKES was compared to other evaluation societies both in the EU and overseas. The aim was to identify good practice examples and any gaps in the current UKES membership offer, so that the latter can appropriately be enhanced and attract more members. She looks forward to taking this work forward in order to inform the revamped UKES membership offer.
Kari Hadjivassiliou is a Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Employment Studies.