Dr. Estelle Raimondo is an evaluation methods expert at the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group, where she leads evaluations and advises and trains teams on a wide range of evaluation methodologies. She also acts as the external methods advisor for the Under-Secretary of State of Global Affairs Canada. With ten years of experience in evaluation and evaluation research, she is a faculty member of the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) and adjunct faculty at the George Washington University. Her research has been published in several internationally peer-reviewed journals. Her first book is: Dealing with complexity in development evaluation: a practical approach (2015, with Michael Bamberger and Jos Vaessen). She received her PhD in evaluation research from the George Washington University. She is a Board member of the European Evaluation Society.
Katherine Zeserson (www.zeserson.com) is an independent strategic consultant, musician, writer, coach and facilitator. She works at the intersections between leadership culture, social transformation, organisational impact and creative process. Her organisational practice combines strategic advisory and evaluative work with one to one coaching and creative group / team development. Current clients include: Snape Maltings (Aldeburgh UK), Music Generation (IRL), Wicklow County Council (IRL), European Concert Halls Organisation, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Royal Opera House (UK), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (UK). She is co-founder and Chair of Sing Up Ltd., Programme Director for www.inspire-music.com, a member of the Boards of Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company and Dash Arts (UK), and critical friend to Santa Marcelina Cultura (Brazil). From 2001 to 2015 she was Founding Director of Learning and Participation at Sage Gateshead in the Northeast of England.
Astrid Brousselle is a professor and director of the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria, British-Columbia, Canada. She is also the convener of the group UVic in the Anthropocene. Pr. Brousselle contributes to the analysis and development of theories and methods in evaluation that she applies to various areas of research in public health and health system organization. She is particularly interested in contributing to the building of more sustainable and equitable societies. In evaluation, she enjoys working with participative/collaborative methods, and she has a special interest in theory-based evaluations. During 2011 and 2016, she held the Canada Research Chair in Evaluation and Health System Improvement. Between 2015 and 2019, she was the French editor of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation/Revue canadienne d'évaluation de programme and she is a member of the editorial board of Evaluation and Program Planning. In her career, she has published over 70 scientific articles and she co-wrote and co-edited a book (in 2009), L’Évaluation: Concepts et Méthodes, published in French and translated into Portuguese.
Sebastian Lemire, Abt Associates
Sebastian brings over 15 years of experience designing and implementing evaluations for public and private sector organizations. As a scholar-practitioner, his interests revolve around theory-based evaluation, alternative approaches to impact evaluation, and evidence reviews. He has published numerous articles, book chapters, and special issues on these topics. Sebastian currently serves as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation.