Sarah Appleton-Dyer has nearly 20 years of experience as a researcher and evaluator. She is a Director and General Manager at Synergia in Wellington. She also leads a postgraduate paper in Evaluation Research Methods at the University of Auckland. Sarah specialises in conducting evaluation in the health and social sectors. She has significant expertise in mixed methods evaluation, and formative approaches designed to support service design and development.

Sarah is committed to supporting the development of evaluation in Aotearoa, New Zealand through her role as co-convenor.