NCB welcomes new research director
Thursday 10 September 2009
NCB is delighted to welcome Ivana LaValle as
the new director of research, evidence and evaluation at NCB.
LaValle, who takes up the post from 2 November, has been working
at the National Centre for Social Research since 1998 as director
of the Families and Children Group.
Barbara Hearn, deputy chief executive of NCB, said: "LaValle is
a highly competent and experienced researcher with a strong
reputation in government and among her peers. Her background
focuses on ensuring research is effectively disseminated to policy
and practice professionals, and we are delighted she is joining
LaValle, a previous colleague of outgoing director Jane Lewis,
has a list of publications to her name in the areas of childcare
and early years, family support and work-family reconciliation.
Lewis leaves NCB to become director of research in practice at
LaValle said: "I am delighted to lead NCB's research department,
which plays such a key role in ensuring that research is used to
improve children's lives. I have always admired NCB for its
commitment to putting children at the heart of policy planning and
delivery and its range of dissemination activities."