Head of Research
Silvia is an experienced senior researcher with 20 years’ research experience gained working both in agency and client-side roles in the UK and Australia. She is highly skilled at delivering large and small-scale research and evaluation projects for a range of clients including government departments and agencies, local councils, and private institutions.
Since joining SkillsIQ, Silvia has been involved in conducting a range of qualitative and quantitative studies, demonstrating key skills in project management, methodology design, focus group moderation, statistical analysis, insight development and reporting. Her recent achievements include developing a range of Industry Summary reports and Industry Skills Forecasts which have highlighted key workforce and training challenges for a range of service-based industries, including Health, Aged Care, Disability Support, Retail, Travel and Tourism, Hospitality and Personal Services.
Prior to working at SkillsIQ, Silvia worked in London for seven years as Manager of the Statistics and Survey Unit for an education-based not-for-profit organisation. She has worked as an Economist/Researcher for the Australian Government’s Department of Education & Training where she was involved in a series of research and policy projects.
Silvia holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland.