Andreas Culora

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Analyst
Cambridge Office

Education

Ph.D. in human geography, Loughborough University, UK; B.Sc. in geography, Loughborough University, UK

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This researcher is available for interviews.

To arrange an interview, contact RAND Europe Media Relations at +44 (1223) 353 329, x2560, or email europeanmedia@rand.org.

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Overview

Andreas Culora is an analyst in the area of home affairs and social policy at RAND Europe, where he works in various social policy areas including education, international migration and quality of life. He specialises in the evaluation of programmes and interventions using randomised controlled trials and quasi-experimental approaches. He is experienced with designing and deploying a range of quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to implement impact, process and cost evaluations, particularly when evaluating education interventions.

Through his work on ‘nowcasting’ migration around the world, he has developed expertise in the collection and analysis of large datasets from online and social media platforms, including demographic data from Facebook, qualitative Twitter data and mobility data from Google and Apple. He is also proficient with using the Brandwatch platform to gather large volumes of posts and comments from online platforms for textual analyses. 

Recent Projects

  • Independent Evaluation of Improving Working Memory Plus Arithmetic
  • Evaluation of Embedding Formative Assessment
  • Evaluation of the NELI Scale Up
  • Using social media data to 'nowcast' migration around the globe
  • Evaluation of the Peer Assisted Learning Strategies for Reading UK (PALS-UK)

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