Projects per year
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.
Unknown, PhD, Nottingham Trent University
1 Feb 2002 → 1 May 2020
Award Date: 1 May 2008
IAS Rainmaker Start Up for Understanding sustainability of outcomes in international development : a researchpartnership
26/05/20 → 26/03/21
15/09/20 → 14/09/21
Westhorp, G. & Donohue, C., Jan 2021, In : Journal of International Development. 33, 1, p. 70-85 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile
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 journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Quality and reporting standards, resources, training materials and information for realist evaluation: the RAMESES II projectWong, G., Westhorp, G., Greenhalgh, J., Manzano, A., Jagosh, J. & Greenhalgh, T., 1 Oct 2017, Perth, Scotland: NIHR Journals Library. 107 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen Access
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 journal › EditorialOpen AccessFile8 Downloads (Pure)
Dealing with Complexity in a Realist Synthesis: Community Accountability and Empowerment InitiativesWesthorp, 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 proceeding › Chapter13 Downloads (Pure)