Bea Mahieu is a senior consultant with close to 20 years experience in the evaluation and impact assessment of research and innovation governance systems, policies and programmes – at European and national level.
European Commission policies, initiatives and R&I programmes are at the core of her expertise. Bea has designed the methodology and led the implementation of numerous evaluation and impact assessment studies, especially in the field of ICT and ICT-enabled innovation. Topics covered range from ICT for health, tourism, culture and heritage, environment, smart ageing, and education, to telecommunication networks, applications of the cloud technology, research (e)infrastructures, big data, open data, open access, science 2.0 and research information systems.
Building upon her expertise in the evaluation of international policies and R&I programmes, Bea has led also several complex studies focusing on R&I governance systems and processes at the national level. Activities included support for the design of R&I strategies and programmes, implementation processes, and evaluation and performance-based research funding systems. In this context she is particularly interested in current and emerging practices and tools for the measurement of scientific performance and its impact on society.
Bea is Italian (of Belgian origins). She holds a Masters degree in Slavic Philology from the University of Ghent (Belgium) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Czech Literature from the Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic). She is fluent in Dutch, Italian, English, French, German and Czech.