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.

Stoycho Bosev

Head of Fieldwork Department

Organization and management of the fieldwork teams and all fieldwork related activities of the agency when realizing its marketing and socio-political projects. Responsible for managing the interview flow, database maintenance and completion of the samples by call center (CATI) activities. Tracking and maintenance of the data interchange by operation with tablets and online studies.

Bachelor’s degree of Political Science in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” with significant experience in the field of business analysis and development.

Pavel Valchev

Senior researcher

Part of the Alpha Research team since 1999.

Participates in the design and conducting of the agency’s marketing and socio-political projects. Specializes in research on public opinion, behavior and business to business market studies. Deep expertise in qualitative methods and innovative techniques.

Extensive experience in conducting strategic analyses and politics evaluation.

Masters degree in sociology from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Worked in the Bulgarian association for fair elections and civil rights, as an observer for OSCE and as a trainer for observers. Author of the guide “The world of questionnaires – challenges and opportunities”.

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”.

Neli Dineva

Senior Researcher

Specializes in the impact and effectiveness evaluation of projects and programs.  Participates in the design and implementation of integrated research methodologies on European topics, educational policies, deinstitutionalization and social inclusion.

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