Ben Cairns

Director, Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR)

Ben has supervised over 200 research and evaluation projects, ranging from small organisational reviews with grassroots groups to national programmes of support and learning.

 

Previous work 

Ben has more than 25 years’ experience of work in and around the voluntary sector as a volunteer, manager, trustee and researcher. His primary experience as a practitioner was in the housing and homelessness field, working with homeless families and campaigning for welfare rights.

 

Other interests 

Ben is an Honorary Research Fellow of Birkbeck, University of London and Strategic Adviser to The Center for Evaluation Innovation in Washington DC. He has published widely with colleagues in national and international academic journals.

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