Barrington Research Group is owned by Dr. Gail Vallance Barrington and is the professional legacy of her 35 years as an independent consultant. She owned and managed the incorporated version of this company for over 35 years and provided research and consulting services in program evaluation to a wide variety of clients in government, the postsecondary sector, and healthcare.
Dr. Barrington now divides her time between on-line teaching and professional writing:
- Depending on the term, you may find her teaching program evaluation, or qualitative & mixed methods in program evaluation, for Athabasca University, Michigan State University, or the University of Alberta.
- In 2012 she wrote Consulting Start-up & Management: A Guide for Evaluators & Applied Researchers, (SAGE).
- She is currently co-authoring a new introductory textbook on program evaluation for SAGE.
Honors include the Canadian Evaluation Society award for Contribution to Evaluation in Canada (2008), Fellow of the Certified Management Consultants of Canada (2014), the American Evaluation Association's Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Award for Evaluation Practice (2016), and Fellow of the Canadian Evaluation Society (2018).
As she says, “It has been a great career so far and I am so grateful to my family, clients, colleagues, and consulting comrades who have helped to make me who I am today. I have so much to be proud of. I encourage others to consider a career in consulting if they are up for the challenges and the rewards that await them.”