Varant Kurkjian

Research Assistant


Social Research Institute, UCL IOE


Increasing and Evaluating Student Impact in Knowledge and Learning Exchange (ISIKLE)


Research Interests

Strand 4 - Systematic Review Team (ISIKLE)

Varant works as a Research Assistant with the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) where he supports work on the production of systematic reviews and evidence gap maps on development interventions.

He currently assists the EPPI team on the systematic review strand of ISIKLE. Before joining 3ie, Varant worked in the financial industry as an analyst in public and private equity investments.

His career shift into research was inspired by a community-based initiative that he co-founded in his home country, Lebanon, to address social and environmental issues in the community. Varant is currently studying for an MSc in Social Policy and Social Research at University College London on a distance-learning basis. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut.

Current LLAKES Projects

Student Knowledge Exchange (ISIKLE)

Evaluating Student Knowledge Exchange