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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 Adjunct Professor at RMIT University. 

Gill is co-author of the international publication standards and quality standards for realist evaluation and realist literature review, and co-author of an invited entry in the Sage Foundations of Research Methods online encyclopedia. She has led, undertaken or advised over 70 research and evaluation projects in diverse sectors, and provided in excess of 70 training workshops in 14 countries. She 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. In 2018, she was made a Fellow of the Australian Evaluation Society.

Education/Academic qualification

Unknown, PhD, Developing realist methods for use in small scale community based evaluation, Nottingham Trent University

1 Feb 20021 May 2020

Award Date: 1 May 2008


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