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Date and time: Thursday 29 September, 4.00pm - 5.30pm AEST
Topic: Evaluation Case Study: Providing A Pathway Through Complexity

Location: online via zoom, details will be shared just prior to the event.  

Event Description: 

Kate will present a paper originally given at the recent AES 2022 conference in Adelaide on the Evaluation of the Pathways to Community Living Initiative, entitled ‘Providing a pathway through complexity: using ‘simple rules’ to guide evaluation of a transformational change program in mental health care’. This will be followed by a group discussion around two issues raised by this evaluation. First, we will consider how theoretical frameworks can provide new perspectives to help reframe projects that are not proceeding as originally planned. We would be interested in hearing from participants about their own experiences of redesigning or reframing an evaluation ‘on the fly’ and how they went about this. Second, we’ll talk about when and how a systems perspective might be useful in evaluations. What kinds of programs lend themselves to this approach? What are the advantages of, and barriers to, looking at evaluation through a systems and complexity lens?

Presenter: Dr Kate Williams (Australian Health Services Institute, University of Wollongong)

Register online by: noon on 28 September 2022.

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This is a free event the AES NSW branch is organising and hosting. Our seminar series provides an opportunity for you to meet with AES members and others in the evaluation community and to share and learn from the experiences of fellow evaluators.

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About the Speaker

Dr Kate Williams

Dr Kate Williams is a senior research fellow at the Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong, where she works in multi-disciplinary teams on commissioned research and evaluation projects. Kate has more than 20 years’ experience in research and evaluation and was lead researcher and project manager for the Evaluation of the Pathways to Community Living Initiative (commissioned by the NSW Ministry of Health) which won the 2022 AES Award for Excellence in Evaluation, ‘Award for Enhancing the Social Good’.

Session start times

    • Qld, VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS: 4.00pm
    • SA & NT: 3:30pm
    • WA: 2.00pm
    • New Zealand: 7.00pm

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