Leonie van Drooge is senior project manager at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS). Her expertise is the governance, organization and evaluation of research. She has worked with and for research performing organisations, such as universities and public knowledge institutes; research funding organisations, including charities; and research enabling organisations, in particular research infrastructures. Her interest extends to societal aspects of research and includes mission oriented research.
Leonie has studied Chemistry and Science Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam. She has taught Chemistry and Society, has been involved in the Science shop movement and has worked as a technology transfer officer. Before she joined CWTS, she worked for the Rathenau Instituut. She was in charge of projects including ERiC, Evaluation Research in Context, and SIAMPI, the FP7 project known for introducing the notion of productive interactions.
Leonie has extensive knowledge of evaluation practices. She is a long term member of the Workgroup responsible for monitoring and development of the Dutch strategic evaluation protocol, SEP.
Her main activity is contract research and consultancy for CWTS B.V. She applies qualitative and mixed methods that reflect academic insights, such as evaluative inquiry.