Dr. Ellise Barkley (DCI, BA)
Ellise brings experience and skills in designing, managing and implementing evaluation in complex contexts, with a background in stakeholder engagement, co-design and communications.
Ellise has over 20 years of experience in project management, impact research and evaluation in industry, government, community, business, non-government, and university settings. From early in her career, Ellise has worked across management and evaluation and has seen first-hand the value and impact of strategic learning and developmental evaluation. Through her work, Ellise has held executive and senior leadership roles on international and community level cultural, education, sustainability, and arts initiatives.
As a practitioner, Ellise’s primary interests include program impact, participatory evaluation, and stakeholder brokerage – and she enjoys working with collaborations and in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural partnership contexts. In 2016, Ellise completed a doctorate in evaluation at Queensland University of Technology, leading the co-design and implementation of an evaluation framework for an international creative communities partnership initiative involving over 40 partners across 16 projects.
strongly committed to designing and delivering clear evaluation communications
and findings that maximize client and partner use and value. She has produced
publications including journal papers, conference presentations, evaluation
reports and documentation, education and learning resources, and was contributing
author for a tertiary science and engineering textbook on
Beyond evaluation, Ellise is inspired by the natural environment and is hands-on learning how to grow and share food via suburban edible forests.