Dr Sarah Appleton.

BSc (Hons), MA (Distinction), PhD

Sarah is a Director at Synergia. She is an evaluation specialist and leads the evaluation portfolio.

Sarah has significant experience in community-based evaluation across the education, health, social and disability sectors, and is committed to providing robust evaluations that develop insight to support action and change. Her work focuses on translating evidence into practice both through evaluation design, implementation and dissemination.

Sarah leads a postgraduate paper in Evaluation Research Methods at the University of Auckland, and is a member of Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association Board and the Australasian Evaluation Society Key Stakeholder Engagement and Publications Working Groups. She is also a reviewer for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research and the Evaluation Journal of Australasia.

key projects include key skills include

Evaluation, engagement, partnering, understanding of cultural diversity, project management