Maria is an Associate Director within the Social Policy team at AMION. She has a BSc Hons in Economics with Psychology and started her career working on the development of Economic Initiatives and Regeneration Policy within the public sector. After 10 years in Local Government, Maria joined AMION. She has worked on a wide range of assignments including feasibility studies and business planning, project and strategy development, social impact assessment and project, programme and policy evaluation work. She has significant experience working with clients at an operational and a strategic level, across the public, private, and community and voluntary sectors. Maria has particular expertise in gathering evidence through consultations and survey work, quantitative and qualitative analysis of both primary and secondary data sources and developing practical recommendations for improving policy and the design, delivery and monitoring of interventions.