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 social policy outcomes for their clients.

He has conducted evaluations and reviews of numerous programs, policies and organisations; developed evaluation plans, frameworks and strategies; and delivered evaluation training. He also has strong interest and experience in strategy and implementation. Clients appreciate Robert’s collaborative approach and ability to work in partnership with them and their stakeholders to achieve shared solutions.

Influential work

  • Developed a care model 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 
  • Conducted an evaluation of the NT Pathways to Community Control program for the Australian Government Department of Health 
  • Analysed the social returnoninvestment of the Djalkiri Foundation’s programs for Yolŋu students and emerging leaders in NorthEast Arnhem Land 
  • Undertook a scoping study to identify actions to increase uptake of the Medicare Benefits Schedule, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and National Disability Insurance Scheme across the NT for the NT Department of the Chief Minister. 

Outside of Nous

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

In his spare time...

Robert enjoys reading, playing guitar and exploring Northern Australia (including its cafes and restaurants).