Research

I am an applied researcher working at the intersection of health and the environment.

My research draws on methods and theories from evaluation and social sciences to contribute knowledge in two main areas:

  • Integrating climate change within program planning and evaluation
  • Adapting and enhancing approaches to evaluation

Recognizing that the world is constantly changing, so too should the tools we use to evaluate and improve programs. An important aspect of my work is enhancing evaluation approaches, which is motivated by my own experiences as a Credentialed Evaluator. I am leading research to contribute to understandings of how evaluation approaches have been used and how they might be done better.


The intensifying climate crisis threatens to reverse progress made by development programs in achieving food security and other health goals. While learnings from evaluation can improve the resilience of such programs, minimal guidance exists on how to account for climate change within evaluation. My CIHR-funded doctoral research contributed insights into how climate action can be integrated within programming.