Dr Tom Ling

at RAND Europe

Head of Evaluation, RAND Europe

Dr Tom Ling is Head of Evaluation and a Senior Research Leader at RAND Europe. He leads evaluations and applied research focused on the key challenges facing organisations in health, well-being, and development.

Before taking up his current position he was Head of Innovation, Impact and Evidence at Save the Children. Prior to this he was the Director of Evaluation and Performance Audit at RAND Europe. He has a background in policy analysis and evaluation based on research and consultancy and experience of leading complex projects in and around the public sector.

He has over 20 years' experience contributing to research projects with the European Commission, Save the Children, UK government departments, the National Audit Office, the Health Foundation in the UK and many others. He has published widely on evaluation, accountability, and related topics. He recently co-edited Performance Audit: Contributing to Accountability in Democratic Government (London: Edward Elgar), following his Performance Audit Handbook and The Evidence Book, a critical examination of the use of evidence in public policy and service delivery.