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The Evaluation Unit


The Evaluation Unit is part of the Centre for Rural Health and Community Development (CRHaCD) located at the Centre for Regional Engagement (CRE), University of South Australia. The Evaluation Unit has a working relationship with the Spencer Gulf Rural Health School (SGRHS), a joint initiative between the University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide. Established in 2008, the Evaluation Unit has quickly established itself as one of the leading evaluation consulting organistaions in regional South Australia.

Our experience

The health sector has dominated the engagements of the Evaluation Unit although clients in other State Government departments and non government agencies in regional South Australia have also been supported.

The Evaluation Team

The evaluation team has wide experience and expertise that cuts across sectors, issues and disciplines. Our main areas of expertise are: formative evaluations (needs assessments), clarificative evaluations (feasibility studies), interactive evaluations (Participatory Action Research) and impact evaluations.

Who we work with:

The clients of the Evaluation Unit include State Government Departments and agencies, local government bodies and industry associations.

The State government departments that have benefited from the expertise of the Evaluation Unit include Department of Human Services, Country Health SA, Country Arts SA.  

The non government organisations that the Evaluation Unit has worked with include Centacare, Supporting Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH), Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA)

The Evaluation Unit has also worked with local government bodies including Whyalla City Council.  

The Evaluation Unit also draws on expertise and advice from other Divisions, Schools, Institutes and research centers of the University of South Australia. The Evaluation Unit also maintains effective networks with   external partners including other reputable Universities and evaluation consultancies. This access to highly qualified multidisciplinary researchers gives the Evaluation Unit optimal capacity to effectively undertake a range of assignments.