Carolyn Bowman

Social Value Researcher

Carolyn is a Social Value Researcher at Useful Projects with an academic background and work experience in sustainable economic development.

After completing an undergraduate degree in International Development, Carolyn gained experience as an Economic Development Associate with the Canadian consulting firm Research on Investment where she analysed data on the economic and social value creation of potential projects to help guide the decisions of public sector clients across North America and Europe.

Before joining the Useful Projects team in August 2021, Carolyn was pursuing an MSc in Political Economy at the London School of Economics. There, she was engaged as a Researcher at the LSE’s Policy Lab, and gained essential research and data analysis skills. Her dissertation focused on securing a Just Transition for coal-dependent regions in Europe and was based on a Local Needs Analysis that informed subsequent project appraisal.

In her time at Useful Projects, Carolyn led the socio-economic needs analysis for the East West Rail that informed the company’s Social Value Strategy.