Committed evaluator

Passionate educator

Advocate of the „art of cooperation“

Supporter of European integration and international cooperation

Interests and specialisations
  • Evaluation, qualitative social research, educational research
  • Formal and informal organisational structures and rules,
    management culture, „art of cooperation“
  • Making sense of quality and knowledge management
  • Complex projects & interventions in(to) social systems
  • International cooperation, networking,  policy consulting
  • Gender/diversity/equity policies
Approaches and values
  • Systemic, constructivist approach
  • Resource orientation
  • Esteem for people and impartiality
  • Methodological accuracy
  • Scientific basis
Work experience
  • Management (deputy director) and research at a
    non-university research institute in Austria
  • International networking and project coordination
  • Evaluation and organisational consulting
  • Training and moderation
Memberships and expertise
  • Member of the DeGEval “Gesellschaft für Evaluation”
    (“Evaluation Society”)
    member of the  topical interest groups (TIG) on
    – Vocational Education and Training
    – Gender Mainstreaming (co-speaker 2011-2016)
    – Professionalisation
    – Environment
  • Member of the AEA “American Evaluation Association”
  • Former member of the EES “European Evaluation Society”
  • Monitoring expert for the Initiative Erwachsenenbildung (Initiative for Adult Learning Austria: Austrian programme for literacy, key competences and skills for all) (2012-2017)
  • Certified Quality Manager (ISO 9001), Certified Auditor (ISO 19011)
  • Certified EFQM European Excellence Assessor
  • Participation as assessor in the “Austrian Quality Award” (Business Excellence Award) “Staatspreis Unternehmensqualität”
  • Certified mediator (since 2012)
  • Expert for the Lifelong learning programme (evaluation of project proposals and programme evaluations) both in Austria and on the European level since 1996
  • Expert for the European Network on Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training (ENQA VET), now EQAVET
Further professional training
  • Equity-focused evaluation,
  • Training programme in mediation, Economic Chamber Austria
  • Change Management, Beratergruppe Neuwaldegg
  • Evaluation, American Evaluation Association (E-Study)
  • Training as adult educator; large group facilitation
  • PhD in educational sciences/evaluation
        University of Klagenfurt 2006
  • History/Latin Master‘s Degree in Education/Teacher Training
        University of Vienna 1993
  • Studies and research semester
       University of California, Santa Barbara 1990-1992
  • Enthusiastic dancer: modern dance (Limon, Graham, Axis Syllabus, Horton technique; training at Tanzquartier Wien), ballet, pointe technique, salsa, samba …
  • Member of the lay choir Kammerchor Dornbach (high soprano, but – after some recent vocal training to sing low notes – also willing to join alto or tenor)
  • Zealous but patient gardener with 2 balconies, a terrace, a back-yard and garden. Former chairperson of the first self-governing neighbourhood garden project “Nachbarschaftsgarten Heigerlein” ( BlogVideo)
  • Fashion designer (trading licence as tailor/dressmaker; training at the Viennese guild and at the University of Applied Arts Vienna) Instagram: undress.thelabel