Patricia Rogers is Professor in Public Sector Evaluation and project director of BetterEvaluation – a platform for improving evaluation practice and theory by sharing information about evaluation methods.
Patricia's current research focuses on evidence-based policy, including documenting and learning from practice-based evidence, methods for evaluation of programs and strategies with complicated and complex aspects, and building organisational monitoring and evaluation systems.
Patricia has worked in public sector evaluation and research for more than 25 years, with government and non-government organizations (international, national, state and local) across a wide range of program areas, including agriculture, community development, criminal justice, early childhood, education, health promotion, Indigenous housing, international development, legal aid. She has worked on projects with the United Nations Development Program, World Bank Institute, Network Of Networks on Impact Evaluation (NONIE), Department of Energy (USA), the Office of the Presidency, Public Service Commission, Development Bank of Southern Africa (South Africa. Patricia has presented keynote addresses at conferences of the Australasian, Aotearoa/New Zealand, European, United Kingdom, South African and Swedish evaluation societies and associations and is on the Editorial Boards of the journals Evaluation and New Directions for Evaluation.
She has been awarded the American Evaluation Association’s Myrdal Award for Evaluation Practice, the Australasian Evaluation Society’s Evaluation Training and Services Award for outstanding contributions to the profession of evaluation, the AES Caulley-Tulloch Prize for Pioneering Literature in Evaluation and (with Sue Funnell) the AES Best Evaluation Study Award.
Patricia was previously Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Project on Schooling at Children (1997–98), Research Analyst at the City of Melbourne (1986-1988) and Research Coordinator at the City of Fairfield (NSW) (1984–86).
Grad Dip Ed, Melbourne
- Peersman, G.,Rogers, P.,Guijt, I.,Hearn, S.,Pasanen, T.,Buffardi, A. (2016). When and how to develop an impact-oriented monitoring and evaluation system In: Overseas Development Institute, RMIT, and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade London, United Kingdom
- Westhorp, G.,Stevens, K.,Rogers, P. (2016). Using realist action research for service redesign In: Evaluation, 22, 361 - 379
- Cargo, M.,Stankov, I.,Thomas, J.,Saini, M.,Rogers, P.,Mayo-Wilson, E.,Hannes, K. (2015). Development, inter-rater reliability and feasibility of a checklist to assess implementation (Ch-IMP) in systematic reviews: The case of provider-based prevention and treatment programs targeting children and youth In: BMC Medical Research Methodology, 15, 1 - 18
- Rogers, P.,Westhorp, G.,Walker, B. (2015). Dealing with complexity in a realist synthesis: community accountability and empowerment initiatives In: Dealing With Complexity in Development Evaluation: A Practical Approach, Sage Publications, United States
- Rogers, P.,Fraser, D. (2014). Development evaluation In: International Development: Ideas, Experience and Prospects, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom
- Rogers, P.,Peersman, G. (2014). Developing a research agenda for impact evaluation in development In: Institute of Development Studies Bulletin, 45, 85 - 99
- Rogers, P.,Davidson, E. (2013). Australian and New Zealand evaluation theorists In: Evaluation Roots: A Wider Perspective of Theorists' Views and Influences Second Edition, Sage Publications, California, United States
- Stevens, K.,Laragy, C.,Rogers, P.,Chamberlain, C. (2011). Evaluation of Alzheimer's Australia Services to Improve Access for Special Needs Groups In: Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT Victoria, Australia
- Funnell, S.,Rogers, P. (2011). Purposeful program theory: effective use of theories of change and logic models, Jossey-Bass/Wiley, San Francisco, USA
- Rogers, P. (2011). Implications of complicated and complex characteristics for key tasks in evaluation In: Evaluating the Complex : Attribution, Contribution, and Beyond, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, USA
- Guide for Commissioning Evaluations. Funded by: International Development Research Centre Grant 2014 from (2014 to 2016)
- Evaluating communication for development: supporting adaptive and accountable development. Funded by: ARC Linkage Grant 2013 from (2013 to 2016)
- BetterEvaluation - Phase Two: Proof of concept and beta-testing of evaluation methods website - Rockefeller. Funded by: The Rockefeller Foundation Grant pre-2014 from (2010 to 2011)
- EvalAdvisor: Planning grant for the 'Go To' place for development evaluation. Funded by: The Rockefeller Foundation Grant pre-2014 from (2009 to 2010)
- Building practice based evidence through program evaluation. Funded by: Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth Contract from (2009 to 2010)
3 PhD Completions3 PhD Current Supervisions and 1 PhD Current Supervisions