Martina is Head of NatCen’s Evaluation team where she oversees NatCen’s evaluation work and leads on the design of experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations and feasibility studies. She also leads NatCen’s systematic review and evidence mapping work and the design of other evidence synthesis projects. She is experienced in mixed methods impact evaluation approaches, logic model and theory of change work, and process evaluation methods. Martina also currently holds the role of associate editor for the Campbell Collaboration and is a trustee of the Social Research Association where she sits on the editorial board of the Research Matters magazine.
In her prior roles at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, she led and supported evidence synthesis projects evaluating the effectiveness of government policies and programmes implemented in low- and middle-income countries in the areas of education, poverty reduction, agriculture, public health and women’s empowerment. She also co-developed the evidence gap map methodology and co-authored several methodological papers about evidence synthesis and evidence mapping of international development literature. Martina is also experienced in coordinating and quality assuring research commissioned by various international donors and advising on strategic use of evidence to inform decision making.