Joanna Hofman is a research leader at RAND Europe conducting research on employment and social inclusion. She is an experienced evaluator and specialises in qualitative research methods. Currently, she is involved in the evaluation of the Innovation Health Trials for the UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). She led a study on high-quality job creation for the European Parliament and managed a study for the DWP and Department of Health on psychological wellbeing and work. Recommendations from this study have been addressed to help people with mental health needs find and maintain their jobs. Other examples include a study on the socio-economic inclusion of migrant EU workers and an external evaluation of the European Programme for Integration and Migration.
Before joining RAND Europe, Hofman worked as a senior evaluation consultant conducting numerous studies of public policies and programmes in the EU. Previously, she was responsible for evaluating programmes financed from the European Social Fund in Poland. She represented Poland at the Local Employment and Economic Development Programme at the OECD and at the Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs of the European Commission. She has carried out several trainings on evaluation approaches, designs and methods.
Hofman holds an M.A. in international relations and an M.Econ.Sc. in European economics and public affairs. She is a member of the Polish Evaluation Society, the Social Research Association, and the European Evaluation Society.
Hofman, J., Barberi, M., Butkute, M., Caturianas, D., Sacher, M., Dimova, S., Stewart, K., Ensuring high-quality job creation from EU funding programmes: How can the best practice of Horizon 2020 be better integrated into other programmes (ESF, Youth Guarantee, Globalisation Fund)? , European Parliament, 2018
van Stolk, C. and Hofman, J. "Transforming employment support for those with mental health problems," in Learning and Work Institute, Opportunity for all: Essays on transforming employment for disabled people and those with health conditions, Learning and Work Institute, 2017
Harte, E., J. Hofman, and A. Sikiaridi, The Role of the European Social Fund in Supporting Childcare Provision in the European Union, RAND (RR-1364), 2016
Hofman, J., Garrod, B., Stewart, K., Stepanek, M. and J. van Belle, Workplace Wellbeing Charter – analysis of take up and impact, RAND Corporation (RR-1661-PHE), 2016
Janta, B., J. Hofman, E. Harte, S. Hoorens, Socio-economic inclusion of migrant EU workers in 4 cities, City report Leeds, European Commission, 2015
Cancedda, A., M. Curtarelli, S. Hoorens, T. Viertelhauzen, and J. Hofman, Socio-economic inclusion of migrant EU workers in 4 cities. Synthesis Report, European Commission, 2015
van Stolk, C., J. Hofman, M. Hafner, and B. Janta, Psychological wellbeing and work: improving service provision and outcomes, DWP, 2014
Hofman, J. Pollitt, A., Broeks, M., Stewart, K., van Stolk, C., Review of Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapies: Products and Outcomes for People with Mental Health Needs, RAND Corporation (RR-1616-ING), 2016