Evaluation Consulting

We have conducted more than 130 program evaluation and applied research studies, in health, education, and training. Dr. Barrington's studies are characterized by rigorous, ethical, innovative and collaborative research methods. She continues to work as a senior evaluator, advisor, and trainer.

Recent studies include:

From Cooperative Learning Strategies to Quality Continuing Care Workplaces Evaluation

Evaluating learning circles to support clinical practice change and effective workplace learning in seven continuing care agencies in Alberta.




Learning Circle Pilot Project Evaluation

Used Appreciative Inquiry to evaluate learning circles as a knowledge translation strategy among small staff groups in continuing care.




See: Final Report (PDF)

Understanding Licensed Practical Nurses' Full Scope of Practice: A Research Study (with R. Shimoni.)


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See: News ReleaseFinal Report (PDF)

Successful Practices in Supporting Students in Distributed Learning (with R. Shimoni and R. Wilde.)


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See: Final Report (PDF)

Training Workshops

A top-rated trainer, Dr. Barrington conducts workshops on consulting, program evaluation, program evaluation, and applied research topics. Since the 1990's, she has tirelessly presented at the annual conferences hosted by the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES), the American Evaluation Association (AEA), and the European Evaluation Society (EES).

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She has given a number of workshops at the Summer Institute sponsored by the Centres for Disease Control and AEA, and at the Claremont Graduate University Summer Professional Development series. She also presents customized workshops for such clients as Alberta Health Services, Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development, Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions, and the Canadian Evaluation Society (National Capital and Alberta & Northwest Territories Chapters).

In 2012 she began to offer webinars on consulting skills and was recently named to the Dynamic Dozen, the top-rated presenters and trainers at AEA. Her webinar on intermediate consulting skills was one of the top-rated e-learning webinars of 2013.

Participants continue to comment that her workshops on consulting skills have provided them with the building blocks needed to start a consulting practice. For those already in the field, she offers them an opportunity to reflect on and re-tool their consulting skills. Her workshops on logic models and data handling provide useful tools and strategies to assist evaluators in their efforts to collect data more effectively.

Recent presentations include:

Introduction to Consulting Skills


  • Dublin, Ireland (September 2014)
  • Denver, CO (October 2014)
  • Washington, DC (October 2013)
  • Minneapolis, MN (October 2012)
  • Halifax, NS (June 2012)
  • Atlanta, GA (June 2012)


  • 4-part series (July 2014) & (February 2013)
  • 2-part series (June 2012)

Intermediate Consulting Skills 


  • Washington, DC (October 2013)
  • Minneapolis, MN (October 2012)


  • 2-part series (August 2014) & (May 2013)

Logic Models & Data Handling


  • Ottawa, ON (June 2014)
  • Toronto, ON (June 2013)
  • Atlanta, GA (June 2012, 2011, 2010)
  • Edmonton, AB (May 2011)


Advisory Services

Our advice on evidence-based evaluation has led to more rigorous evaluation designs and processes in a number of organizations. Drawing on her extensive experience, Dr. Barrington assists her clients to implement evaluation and research strategies to improve performance and support informed decision making. 

Recent clients include:


Calgary Catholic Immigrant Services


Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions

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Science-Metrix Inc.

Keep In Touch

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Calgary, Alberta T3A 5C4

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