Robert Sale


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Robert partners with leaders in government, not-for-profit and Aboriginal community-controlled organisations to deliver effective and empowering outcomes for their clients.
He has conducted evaluations and reviews of numerous programs, policies and organisations; developed evaluation plans and frameworks; and helped clients improve their evaluation capability. He primarily works in social policy including human services, education, health and youth justice. Clients appreciate Robert’s collaborative approach and ability to work in partnership with them and their stakeholders to achieve shared solutions.

Influential work

  • Evaluated the Pathways to Community Control program for the Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Forum
  • Developed a model of care for youth detention centres in Darwin and Alice Springs for Territory Families, Housing and Communities
  • Reviewed and developed a strategy to improve the data capabilities and practices of Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia
  • Analysed the social return-on-investment of the Djalkiri Foundation’s programs for Yolŋu students and emerging leaders in North-East Arnhem Land.

Outside of Nous

Robert held executive-level roles in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, including its Data and Digital Branch and the Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government. He also worked as a tutor in the Research School of Economics at the Australian National University.

He has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the ANU and is currently studying a Master of Evaluation at the University of Melbourne.

He is an active member of the Australian Evaluation Society.

In his spare time...

Robert enjoys reading, writing, and playing guitar and bass.