Rosario Piazza

As Principal in data, Rosario is responsible for leading NPC’s work on data strategy on both consultancy and innovation, and for providing thought leadership on innovative ways in which data can improve the sector’s effectiveness. Rosario’s responsibilities include the ongoing development of NPC’s impact Data Labs, data analysis within projects, the implementation of data skills across NPC, as well as actively promoting the use of data through external writing and speaking.

Rosario has more than 10-year experience in applied quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and a passion for creative use of data and impact evaluation frameworks aimed at proving the short-, medium- and long-term impact of the charity sector.

Rosario has been previously working as Impact & Evaluation manager at Buttle UK, one of the biggest grants giving charities in the UK and, prior to that, he was the Policy and Research Officer at West London Zone (WLZ), a place-based initiative that supports disadvantaged children and young people. Furthermore, Rosario has experience of working with Local Authorities’ Performance and Information teams, Social Services and state-funded educational institutions.

Rosario has a strong interest in inequalities, deprivation and social inclusion, as well as in impact measurement and evaluation, Theory of Change, geo-spatial analysis, disadvantaged children and young people, family estrangement, mental health, forensic and behavioural psychology, criminal justice system, and thought leadership.

Before joining the charity sector, Rosario has worked for several UK market research companies, including TNS Global and Kantar, where he was responsible for designing and running various survey projects, as well as for the analysis of Key Performance Indicators (KPI). Rosario has also conducted research projects for the departments of Forensic Anthropology and Criminology at the universities of Palermo and Camerino (Italy).

You can find Rosario on Twitter.

Why I work at NPC

The ability to contribute to the sector’s effectiveness and to help it maximising impact, while challenging the status quo, is what makes working at NPC so stimulating and rewarding. On both a professional and personal level, being part of such an amazing team of skilled and creative individuals is a refreshing and exciting opportunity.