Elizabeth-Rose Ahearn

Senior Research Officer - Outcomes Measurement

Elizabeth-Rose joined CSI UNSW in 2018 to support organisations within the social purpose ecosystem to effectively evaluate and report on their outcomes and impact.

She is passionate about supporting the sector to evaluate what works and to do more of it.

Elizabeth-Rose is responsible for the management and delivery of all outcomes measurement and evaluation projects at CSI UNSW, and is the Product Owner of CSI's Amplify Social Impact’s Indicator Engine - an online self-service bank of measurement tools available to social purpose organisations to increase the ease and accessibility of outcomes measurement.

Through her experience in evaluation, psychometrics, program design and implementation, she strives to find the balance between academic rigour and practicality for organisations in meaningfully evaluating their programs and practices.

This has extended to her role developing Indicator Engine where she has led the construction of the online functionality of the platform, as well as the comprehensive indicator bank which now includes over 400 indicators across seven core domains.

Elizabeth-Rose has a Masters of Science in Global Mental Health from King’s College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in which she focused on mental health system design and evaluation.

Prior to joining CSI, Elizabeth-Rose worked with several not-for-profit organisations including the Australian Red Cross and Mental Health Foundation UK, providing specialised service support to develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based practice models.

Her research to date has focused on the application of public health evaluation approaches issues, including prevention of hate crimes and violent extremism, refugee and migrant support services, environmental behaviours and social cohesion.


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