Becky Ioppolo is an Affiliated Researcher at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy. She is interested in understanding the characteristics of high-performing research environments, particularly in universities. Currently, she is working on the Action Research on Research Culture (ARRC) project, testing the effectiveness of some interventions which could improve research culture in universities. She also completed the QR project, which outlined how UK universities’ discretionary funds for research (block grants) complement targeted grant funding.
Previously, Becky worked at RAND Europe where she contributed to studies for UK and EU government entities and charities on science and innovation policy topics.
She has also worked in the science & public policy interface abroad in Washington, D.C., at the National Governors Association and in Perth, Western Australia, in the state government’s science and innovation division and in multiple roles in faculty and research administration at The University of Western Australia.
Becky has a BA in Environmental Studies from Earlham College and an MS in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.