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The Board is elected by the General meeting and has an integrative function and represents the society to the outside according to the objectives of DeGEval – Evaluation Society.

Members of the Board are:

Christiane Kerlen

Christiane Kerlen


Dipl.-Ing., Dr. phil.
Independent Evaluator

Christiane Kerlen studied industrial engineering at the TU Berlin with focus on electrical engineering (communication technology). From 1995 – 1997 she was responsible for projects on business and organisation development for a management consultancy in Saarbrücken. Next she joined the Social Science Research Center Berlin (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, WZB) to focus on problem definition in organisational learning processes  in an empirical research project.

In 2002 she received her PhD in sociology from TU Berlin. From 2001 – 2011 she worked at VDI/VDE-IT focussing on economic and societal topics. She was spokeswoman for the evaluation department of the Institute for Innovation and Technology, an independent organisational unit within the VDI / VDE-IT. In 2011 Christiane Kerlen and her family relocated to Scotland. Since then she has been working as an independant evaluator and consultant in Edinburgh.Focus of her work is evaluation consultancy as well as evaluation of projects and programmes in organisations and in the field of research, technology and innovation policy, inter alia in the sectors information and communication technology, aviation, marine technology, automotive.

Since 2002 Christiane Kerlen is active in DeGEval. She is founding member of the working group evaluation in economy (“Evaluation in der Wirtschaft”) and was speaker in this group from 2007 – 2011. She contributed to the guideline “Evaluation in der Wirtschaft” and to the recommendations for clients. From 2009 to 2011  she carried out the cash audit for the association. Christiane Kerlen is also member of the UKES – United Kingdom Evaluation Society and of ees – European Evaluation Society.

Christiane Kerlen has been member of the Board of DeGEval – Evaluation Society since 2011. She is vice-president of the society since 2015.