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. Through her work, Ellise has held executive and senior leadership roles on international and community level cultural, education, sustainability, community development, and arts initiatives.
As a practitioner, Ellise’s primary interests include participatory evaluation and stakeholder brokerage – and she enjoys working with collaborations and in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural partnership contexts. Since working at Clear Horizon, she has played a lead role in developing evaluation frameworks and tools for place-based approaches, and pursued her interest in developmental evaluation and social innovation. 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.
In addition to producing evaluation-related communications and reporting, Ellise has published peer-reviewed journal papers, conference presentations, and developed education and learning resources including co- authoring a tertiary science and engineering textbook on environmental decision-making.
Beyond evaluation, Ellise is inspired by the natural environment and is hands-on learning how to grow and share food via suburban edible forests.