Vilma is a Research Manager at VVA Economics & Policy in Brussels.
Her tasks and expertise include qualitative and quantitative data analysis, multiple methods of data collection, and reporting. Currently she is involved in impact assessments, cost-benefit analyses, evaluations and case studies across policy sectors.
Prior to joining VVA in 2016, Vilma completed a PhD in Biodiversity Management at the University of Kent, UK. She also holds a Master’s degree in Coastal and Marine Management from the University of Akureyri in Iceland. In 2013 she underwent a traineeship at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, where she worked on the Common Fisheries Policy reform. She has particular experience in researching and analysing the interplay of European and national policies, as well as their impact on different stakeholder groups.
Vilma is a native Finnish speaker and fluent in English, and speaks German and Swedish at an intermediate and French and Spanish at an elementary level. In her free time, she enjoys musical theatre, creative writing, and medieval re-enactment.