Dr Evgeniya Plotnikova works as a research assistant for two What Works Scotland projects.
She is currently conducting a review of key national and international literature on public service reform which aims to explore contemporary trends in governance and public administration.
Evgeniya is also involved in a research initiative which focuses on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 and examines the challenges and opportunities associated with the Participation Requests processes.
Prior to joining the What Works Scotland initiative, Evgeniya conducted health policy research at the Global Public Health Unit (University of Edinburgh, UK) and worked as a senior research officer at the Centre for Social Partnership and Research in Russia.
Evgeniya’s research interests lie in the areas of policy analysis, regulation and policy tools. She has more than ten years of experience in conducting research using qualitative and quantitative methods. This includes focus groups, surveys, structured and semi-structured interviews, expert interviews with government officials, corporate managers, representatives of regulatory bodies, professional associations and labour unions.