Adrian has worked in evaluation in different capacities since 1999, across academia, public sector, and for the last ten years, as a private sector evaluation provider. He has a grounded understanding of evaluation from the perspectives of those commissioning and undertaking evaluation, as well as those impacted by evaluation activities. Adrian gained a PhD in public health research from Massey University in 2005. Adrian is the founder and director of Dovetail, a collaborative hub of evaluators and researchers, who seek positive change in New Zealand communities.