Sarah Appleton (PhD).

BSc (Hons), MA (Distinction), PhD

Sarah is a Director at Synergia. She is an evaluation specialist and leads the evaluation portfolio. She is based in our Wellington office.

Sarah has significant experience in mixed methods evaluations across the education, health, social and disability sectors. Sarah is committed to providing robust evaluations that deepen insight to support action and improvement. Her work focuses on translating evidence into practice both through evaluation design, implementation, shared sense making and dissemination. Sarah also values the role that evaluation can play in building the evaluative capability of organisations through the delivery of an evaluation. These efforts are supported by Sarah’s previous experience as a Lecturer in evaluation at the University of Auckland.

Sarah is co-convenor of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association Board. She is also a reviewer for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research and the Evaluation Journal of Australasia.

When not evaluating, Sarah loves being at the stables with her daughter or walking her dog.

key projects include key skills include

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