Bev Bishop is joint Head of Profession for Social Research at the Health and Safety Executive. Bev’s roles in universities, research consultancy, and government analysis in the UK, New Zealand and Japan have given her extensive experience in analytics and evaluation. She wrote and implemented HSE’s evaluation strategy and has designed, commissioned, or managed a number of high profile multi-variant trials and pathfinders, , including the Education Maintenance Allowance and the Key Worker Living Programme using a range of multi-method techniques. Bev represents the Health and Safety Executive on the Government Social Research Board, at the Cross-Government Behavioural Insights Network, and on the Steering Group of the Paris Risk Group, an international network of social scientists working in risk agencies. She is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Sheffield Political Economy Research Centre.
As a UK Evaluation Society Board member and commissioning editor of the Evaluator, Bev is well-versed in methodological innovations. Recent editions of the Evaluator have focussed on new technologies in evaluation, contribution analysis, social network analysis, qualitative comparative analysis and process tracing.