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(b. South Island, New Zealand). Ph.D., University of East Anglia, Norwich, England; B.A., University of Melbourne, Australia; Diploma of Education, Victoria University, Australia.

Trained as an educational psychologist in Melbourne, Victoria, Simons emigrated to England in 1970, where she has resided ever since. Since 1992, she has been Professor of Education and Evaluation at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. Her contributions to evaluation theory, practice, and the profession have addressed case study evaluation; program, policy and institutional self-evaluation in education and the health professions; and ethics and politics of evaluation.

Simons' inspirations stem from a commitment to democratic processes, creative arts in evaluation, justice and fairness, qualitative inquiry, ethical practice, and representing the complexity of human experience in evaluation. Her influences include all who have aspired ...

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