Ekaterina (Katie) joined the Centre for Evaluation at NatCen as a Researcher in 2022, after completing an MSc and a BSc at the Department of Experimental Psychology at UCL. At the Centre for Evaluation, Katie supports the planning and delivery of both quantitative and theory-based impact evaluations across policy domains, with a particular interest in projects employing randomised control and quasi-experimental approaches, working with clients including the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Environment Agency (EA).
Trained in experimental design and analysis in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science, she has experience designing and conducting RCTs for academic research on topics including human reasoning, judgement and decision-making. With a quantitative research focus, her statistical data analysis and modelling skills encompass approaches of null hypothesis significance testing including ordinary least squares regression (OLS), analysis of variance (ANOVA), analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), and linear mixed-effects modelling, as well as Bayesian hypothesis testing. Katie has also conducted mixed-methods academic projects involving qualitative research methods, such as grounded theory, alongside quantitative methods.