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Keeva Rooney

Keeva is a researcher with experience of conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis of the UK voluntary sector. She is currently working across several projects that support IVAR’s research programme, including researching organisations’ responses to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the use of technology in small organisations.

Previous work

Before joining IVAR, Keeva worked at NCVO producing outputs for the UK Civil Society Almanac and contributing to the knowledge and evidence on the voluntary sector. She has also worked at research agencies on large-scale surveys that provided a range of statistics on the UK population, including crime and health and nutrition statistics. Most recently, she was involved in work exploring diversity and volunteering in the voluntary sector.

Other interests

Keeva is interested in how action research can be used to break down power dynamics between researchers and participants, and is passionate about research that brings about practical advice and real change. Keeva is also interested in researching and improving diversity and inclusion in the voluntary sector.

When not at work, Keeva enjoys yoga, colourful jumpers, creative writing, hiking and watching musicals. She is also working towards her Level 1 certificate in British Sign Language.