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Andrea Baertl


Andrea Baertl

Research and learning director, On Think Tanks

Andrea's professional bio / interests

I'm a Social psychologist with an MSc in Wellbeing and Human development from the University of Bath. I have more than 14 years of experience in: research; policy research, international development; south-south cooperation; capacity building for NGOs and Think Tanks; and corporate social responsibility. Currently I work at On Think Tanks were I I oversee our research and learning initiatives. I coordinate the research agenda, the (OTT Working Paper Series ); the Open Think Tank Directory, a worldwide public database of think tanks and related organisations; I research and write papers and articles (themes include think tank credibility, think tank private sector funding, social movements and think tanks , analysis of the think tank sector etc.) . I coordinate the On Think Tanks School, and the flagship course School for Thinktankers and am myself a trainer for courses such as policy relevant research agendas). I also undertake ad hoc consultancies for different clients e.g. UNICEF, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Misk Foundation, Open Society Foundations etc.

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Finding balance between family and a demanding work

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A career highlight

I'm particularly proud of publishing the Think Tank State of the Sector Report last year ( link below) it was a lot of work in the middle of a pandemic and with two young children ( 11 months and 3 years at the time).




Joined Guild

Mar 10, 2021