- (Policy) evaluation
- Science-, technology and innovation policy
- Public governance
Frank specializes in public policy evaluation. Over the past 25 years he has carried out several hundred assignments mainly in economic, science and innovation policies and (to a lesser extent) in the fields of culture, security and environment. These assignments include policy evaluations as well as program, instrument and institute evaluations. An international component in his work is the support of international evaluation panel site-visit’s to scientific institutes. Frank is an all-round project leader and increasingly focuses on (strategic) advice. Clients include ministries, provinces, government agencies and knowledge institutes as well as Flemish government departments.
He is familiar with conducting projects within a political-administrative environment in particular and with the functioning of public administration in general. This experience comes from projects for the central government and previous positions as concern advisor information policy at the province of North Brabant and as external member of several local courts of auditors and a Provincial States Committee on Policy Evaluation.
Frank received his PhD from Tilburg University on TNO-funded research at the intersection of policy, technology and group decision making. He has extensive experience in research on digitalization of society. At the University of Manchester, he followed a short professional development course on evaluating innovation and science policy. His educational background focused on (qualitative) methods and techniques for policy design and analysis, e.g., gaming/simulations, scenario development and other interactive work forms.
With Ghent University, he organized an annual seminar on policy research for ten years (until 2022). He has published in professional journals (including Beleidsonderzoek Online, Bestuurswetenschappen, Openbaar Bestuur and the Vlaams Tijdschrift voor Overheidsmanagement).Naar overzicht