Martina is Director of NatCen’s Policy Research Centre. She leads a team of over 80 researchers with expertise in policy areas such as health, crime and justice, education, work and income, including NatCen’s evaluation work.
In her previous role as Director of Evaluation and Analysis, Martina oversaw NatCen’s evaluation and analysis research portfolios, setting strategic direction for revenue generation, training and professional development of staff. She also led numerous evaluation projects, including randomised controlled trials, quasi-experimental studies, feasibility studies, systematic reviews and rapid evidence assessments.
Prior to joining NatCen, Martina was Evaluation Specialist at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), where she conducted research projects evaluating the effectiveness of international development interventions in the areas of education, poverty reduction, agriculture, public health and women’s empowerment.
Martina also currently holds the role of associate editor for the Campbell Collaboration and is a trustee of the Social Research Association.