Inga Vermeulen

Inga Vermeulen

Senior Consultant

Inga is a Senior Consultant at Rocket Science and based in Edinburgh. She is an experienced researcher and project manager with a Ph.D. in Philosophy and has worked in the public sector and in academic research. Her work includes quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation across health and social care, poverty and welfare, as well as employment for public and third sector clients. She has wide ranging experience engaging with vulnerable groups in research and likes to work closely with organisations and the people they support to understand the opportunities and challenges they face. She has a particular interest in how organisations can improve people’s lives drawing on the best available evidence and in the strengths and weaknesses of different methods to measure and evidence social change.

Key Skills:

  • Quantitative research including data analysis using Excel and R
  • Qualitative research including conducting interviews and focus groups and analysing data using NVivo
  • Developing evaluation frameworks including a theory of change and research questions
  • Managing research projects and evaluations

Specialisms:

  • Health and Social Care
  • Poverty and welfare, in particular financial capability

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Sheffield
  • MA in Philosophy, Literature and Linguistics, University of Zurich
  • Training in Impact Evaluation, Social Research Association

Little weaknesses:

  • Can’t go a day without chocolate
  • No sense of orientation whatsoever
  • Passionate but talentless singer