Patricia Rogers is Professor of Public Sector Evaluation at RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Australia where she undertakes evaluations, advises on evaluation systems, conducts research on evaluation and leads the international collaboration BetterEvaluation. She also teaches at The Evaluators Institute, George Washington University and the Australian and New Zealand School of Government. Patricia has worked in public sector evaluation and research for more than 25 years, across a wide range of program areas and levels of government, in Australia and internationally. She has been awarded the American Evaluation Association’s Myrdal Award for Evaluation Practice, the Australasian Evaluation Society’s (AES) Evaluation Training and Services Award for outstanding contributions to the profession of evaluation, the AES Caulley-Tulloch Prize for Pioneering Literature in Evaluation, and led the team that was awarded the AES “Best Evaluation Study” Award for the evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2000-2004. She is co-author of the book Purposeful Program Theory: Effective Use of Theories of Change and Logic Models with Sue Funnell, and is currently writing a book on appropriate forms of evidence-based policy and planning.
Patricia lives in the Australian bush on the edge of Melbourne with her family, when she’s not overseas working on international projects.