Gill Westhorp

Registered to supervise postgraduate research


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Research interests

Dr Gill Westhorp specialises in realist research and evaluation methodologies. She is a Professorial Research Fellow and leads the Realist Research Evaluation and Learning Initiative (RREALI).  She is also an Associate at RMIT University. 

Gill is co-author of the international publication standards and quality standards for realist evaluation and realist literature review. She has provided in excess of 70 training workshops in 14 countries, develops new methods for realist research and evaluation, and publishes in realist methodologies.  She is currently working on two aspects of realist philosophy – epistemology (knowledge) and axiology (value) - and their implications for evaluation.

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Research Output

Development of a program theory for shared decision-making: A realist synthesis

Waldron, T., Carr, T., McMullen, L., Westhorp, G., Duncan, V., Neufeld, S. M., Bandura, L. A. & Groot, G., 23 Jan 2020, In : BMC Health Services Research. 20, 1, p. 1-17 17 p., 59.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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    Quality and reporting standards, resources, training materials and information for realist evaluation: the RAMESES II project

    Wong, G., Westhorp, G., Greenhalgh, J., Manzano, A., Jagosh, J. & Greenhalgh, T., 1 Oct 2017, Perth, Scotland: NIHR Journals Library. 107 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
  • Can "realist" randomised controlled trials be genuinely realist?

    Van Belle, S., Wong, G., Westhorp, G. S., Pearson, M., Emmel, N., Manzano, A. & Marchal, B., 2016, In : Trials. 17, p. 1-6 6 p., 313.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access
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    Dealing with Complexity in a Realist Synthesis: Community Accountability and Empowerment Initiatives

    Westhorp, G., Walker, B. & Rogers, P., 2016, Dealing with complexity in development evaluation: a practical approach. Bamberger, M., Vaessen, J. & Raimondo, E. (eds.). USA: SAGE Publications Ltd, p. 385-405 21 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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    RAMESES II reporting standards for realist evaluations

    Wong, G., Westhorp, G., Manzano, A., Greenhalgh, J., Jagosh, J. & Greenhalgh, T., 24 Jun 2016, In : BMC Medicine. 14, 1, p. 1-18 18 p., 96.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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