Barbara Janta is a Principal Consultant at RPA leading and managing research and evaluation studies for UK, European, and international public and private clients. She has 15 years of experience in conducting policy analysis and drafting policy papers linking evidence through to policy, shaping policy debates, and contributing to and advocating for policy and practice change. Barbara is a mixed-method researcher, with expertise in conducting research and evaluation studies and applying approaches assessing effectiveness and impact of policies and programmes. She has strong leadership, organisational and coordination skills, and expertise in effectively disseminating research findings via a range of media outputs and engagements. Her thematic expertise covers employment policy, workforce and skills development, work-life balance, gender equality, child and family policy, children’s rights and social inclusion.
Barbara holds PhD in Employment Research from the University of Warwick, and an MPhil in Sociology from the University of Cambridge. She is proficient in English, and a native speaker of Polish.