Team

Boriana Dimitrova

Manager

A well-known sociologist with extensive experience in the field of social and political research. Head of Alpha Research’s social, political and electoral studies with numerous publications in Bulgarian and foreign editions.

PhD in sociology, specialized in political and electoral sociology in CNRS /France/ and New methods in social sciences in Yale University /USA/.

Genoveva Petrova

Manager 

Part of the Alpha Research team since the founding of the agency. Manages and coordinates the work of the researchers, responsible for the international projects in the field of market research.

M.A. in Political Sciences, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” with numerous publications on the issues of local government, European integration and political attitudes.

Pavel Valchev

Head of Fieldwork Department

Head of the Fieldwork Department since 1999. Coordinates the work of the 27 regional supervisors and the interviewers’ network. Organizes and moderates focus groups. Author of the handbook “The World of Polls – Challenges and Opportunity”.

M.A. in Sociology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Working experience at the Bulgarian Association for Fair Elections and Civil Rights, as an observer at OSCE and a trainer of observers.

Vanya Georgieva

Senior Researcher

Participates in the design and conducting of the agency's social research, monitoring studies, evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of public policies. Deep expertise in the field of integration of vulnerable groups and specialization is in the qualitative methods.

B.A. in Sociology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Master degree “Urban Studies”.

Elena Lilova

Senior Researcher

Participates in the design and conducting of the agency’s social research, specialization in the field of institutional research, corporate policies and public attitudes. Extensive experience in qualitative research.

B.A. in Sociology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Master degree “Urban Studies”.

Petar Zhelezchev

Researcher

Participates in the design and conducting of the agency’s marketing projects in the field of FMCG, and utilities. Responsible for programming and organization of TAPI surveys.

B.A. in Political Science, University of National and World Economy. M.A. in Sociology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

Neli Dineva

Researcher

Participates in the design and conducting of the agency’s social research, result-based evaluation and impact assessment of projects and programs. Extensive expertise in the field of education and integration of vulnerable groups.

B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in European projects, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

Valentin Valkanov

Researcher

Participates in the design and conducting of social and market research. Interest in media and corporate research, experience in the field of qualitative methods.

B.A. in Sociology, New Bulgarian University. Master program “Social Entrepreneurship”, New Bulgarian University.

Silviya Todorova

Head of Statistic Analysis and Data Processing Department

Manages the statistical procedures and activities: sample design, data processing, mathematic and statistic modeling and data verification. Deep expertise in sampling design.

B.A. in "Applied mathematics", Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.M.A. in "Mathematical Statistics and Probality", Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

Lubomir Ivanov

Statistician

Responsible for the statistical procedures and activities - sampling, data processing, mathematical and statistical modeling and data verification.

M.A. in Economic Sociology, University of National and World Economy.

Antonya Bancheva

Specialist Data Processing

Responsible for data processing procedures and the visualization of the research products.

B.A. in Sociology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.M.A. in Sociology “Labor market and human resources development”, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

Any Nikolova

Expert, Economic research

Responsible for the Economic and Desk research data collection and analyses. Organises and supervises the teams for logic check, coding and field control.

M.A. in Economics of Trade, University of National and World Economy; Joined the Alpha Research team after long years of work at the National Statistical Institute.

Galina Peykova

Expert, Qualitative research

Coordinates the team of interviewers for in-depth interviews. Responsible for the screening and recruitment of the participants for focus groups as well as for the data’s logical check.

Kiril Maznev

Expert, Quantitative research

Participates in the process of data coding and data entry.

Stefka Markova

Office Manager

Desislava Atanasova

Accountant