Joe is a Principal Consultant at Eunomia and leads our Evaluation service area. In this role, he has successfully overseen Evaluation projects for local authorities, government agencies, charities and the European Commission. Joe has a strong knowledge of the planning and preparation required – as well as the techniques and principles that must be adhered to – in order to achieve robust results that can inform decision-making. He is a PRINCE2 qualified Project Manager and a Practitioner Member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment.
Joe recently managed the development of an evaluation framework and baseline for the £60 million Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge for UK Research and Innovation. A funding competition that aims to establish the UK as a leading innovator in sustainable plastic packaging and deliver clean growth.
He also oversaw an evaluation of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and its network of supporting organisations for the European Commission. The findings were used to assess how well the EEA was performing, including whether the core missions of the EEA and EIONET matched the current needs.
Joe spent many of his early years at Eunomia undertaking primary research and now regularly acts as a technical lead on projects with survey or interview elements to them. Through this work he has developed an ability to engage with the public, industry and government on varied and complex environmental topics.
Joe joined Eunomia in 2012. He came from an environmental science background, studying Geography at undergraduate level and undertaking an MSc in Environmental Governance, both at the University of Manchester.