Netherlands

Judith Vermeer

Judith Vermeer is a consultant based in the Amsterdam office of Technopolis Group. She is specialised in designing and implementing studies and evaluations of policies, programmes and public agencies in particular in the areas of research and development, innovation, and science policy. Judith has managed and contributed to a large number of evaluation assignments for a number of Directorate Generals of the European Commission as well as national public bodies.

Judith is currently involved in the evaluation of the ten Federal Scientific Institutes of the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO). She is also involved as an external expert and rapporteur in the interim evaluation of the LEIT-NMBP programme for the European Commission (DG RTD). This Horizon 2020 programme focuses on nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing, and biotechnologies. More recently, Judith managed the evaluation of the Executive Agency of Competitiveness and Innovation (now EASME).

Judith has extensive experience in designing and testing qualitative and quantitative data collection tools, developing sampling strategies and collecting and analysing large amounts of data and information. Judith has successfully applied a range of evaluation tools and methods, including in-depth interview programmes, online surveys, extensive literature reviews, statistical analyses, case studies and benchmarking studies.

Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Judith worked for Coffey International Development in London. During this time, she carried out evaluations for various Directorates General of the European Commission. Before that, she conducted research on the role of policy evaluations in the Dutch context at the Scientific Council for Government Policy. Judith has a MSc in Public Policy and Human Development from the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and UNU-MERIT and a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University.