Kandy Sisya
Kandy Sisya
Senior Project Officer

Kandy Sisya

I am a Senior Project Officer at Renaisi, working in the Research and Evaluation Consultancy team. I work on a range of research and evaluation projects. I have been involved with developing research tools, analysing both quantitative and qualitative data, writing up findings and planning and organising workshops. 

My experience and skills

I hold a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Investigative and Forensic Psychology from the University of Liverpool.

I am an experienced researcher and data analyst. For my MSc. dissertation, I conducted an exploratory evaluation of an interviewing procedure using interviews and surveys to collect the data. Alongside my studies, I also have experience working as a researcher, writing extensive literature reviews, and later as a research assistant for specialist rapport-based interview training.

Before joining Renaisi in July 2019, I was selected to participate on a DfID-funded International Citizen Service placement to Nepal with an international development charity. I was part of a team with a mix of British and Nepali volunteers and living with a host family in a small community in the Gorkha district. I worked in partnership with community members to implement a sustainable livelihoods programme and develop modern farming skills and infrastructure. Prior to this, I acted as a facilitator on the National Citizen Service programme for 15 to 17-year-olds, the programme leads to the development of a community-based social action project.

During my studies, I have spent time volunteering at the YMCA’s controlled drinking environment where I developed my understanding of harm reduction and social exclusion in vulnerable people with alcohol and drug dependency. I have also worked in acute mental health services for adolescents and adults. I have recently started volunteering with Shout, a digital support service for people in need of immediate support.

My interests

I have recently moved to London and I am enjoying exploring my local community. Outside of work, I love to spend time with my friends and family. I enjoy cooking and I am always keen on trying out new recipes.