Joanna Hofman is associate director at RAND Europe conducting research in the fields of employment and social policy. She specialises in process and impact evaluations drawing on various research designs (from experimental to mixed methods) and approaches (e.g. theory-based, realist evaluations). She leads a number of evaluations of randomised controlled trials funded by the UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Recently, Joanna led an international review on in-work progression. Other examples include a study on high-quality job creation, 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 from Warsaw University and an M.Econ.Sc. in European economics and public affairs from University College Dublin. 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