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Lecturer, UNSW Sydney

Ioana is an evaluation expert with experience in the academic, government and private sectors. She is passionate about applying and exploring evaluation techniques to assess the impact of initiatives addressing complex social problems. Ioana teaches evaluation to postgraduate Social Impact and Business students at UNSW and in her research, she explores the links between wellbeing and various aspects of life such as gender, education or health.


  • 2021–present
    Lecturer, UNSW
  • 2022–present
    Principal Researcher, Australian Education Research Organisation
  • 2014–2021
    Research fellow, UNSW


  • 2021 
    UNSW, Grad Cert Education
  • 2012 
    UNSW, PhD
  • 2009 
    University of Tsukuba, MA (International Development)
  • 2007 
    University of Tsukuba, BA (International Political Economy)