Aart-Jan Verschoor has a PhD in agricultural economics and rural development. He joined the ARC in 2003, and is the Senior Manager for Agrimetrics since 2014. Responsibilities include guidance of post graduate students and interns and managing a team of statisticians. He is active in inter-institutional, trans-disciplinary R&D that integrates natural and social science. He manages an EU funded development project and conducts scientific evaluation (M&E) of various projects. He has contributed and authored scientific and popular publications. He is married and has three children, likes nature, coin collecting, music and sport.