Rachael Trotman provides the Centre with research support, and specialist advice on understanding impact and evaluation.
She is a social researcher and evaluator whose work includes facilitation, mentoring, writing and advisory work for a range of organisations, from grass roots community groups to philanthropic bodies and government agencies. Her passions are supporting people to know and show the difference they make and undertaking research and evaluative work that effects positive change in the world.
Rachael is co-lead with Dr Fiona Cram of Katoa Ltd on Ngā Tau Tuangahuru - the Maori and Pacific Education Initiative Longitudinal Study and Lead Evaluator for the Gulf Innovation Fund Together (GIFT). She is also involved in programmes of work with the Ministry for Youth Development and Eastern and Central Community Trust.
Rachael holds an MA (Hons) and a post-graduate diploma in Human Ecology.