Dr Colin Sharp and Australasian Evaluation Society Collection

Dr Colin Sharp is a teacher and a consultant with over 30 years of experience. He was Associate Professor of Management at Flinders University from 1991 to 2004, including the role of Deputy Director of the Flinders Institute of Public Policy & Management. He facilitated many masters courses and supervised several PhDs and DBAs.

He holds a BA with first class Honours in Psychology from Flinders University (1974) and a PhD in Clinical Neuro-Psychology from the University of Melbourne (1980). Dr Sharp gained over eight years of management experience in the Commonwealth and SA public sector and several years in governance roles in not-for-profit organisations. He produced over 60 publications, including booklets, book chapters and conference papers on topics such as organisational capacity building, organisational learning, strategic management and strategic evaluation.

Dr Sharp was a Foundation Chair of the Committee for Ethics and Standards in Evaluation, Editor of the Evaluation Journal of Australasia, and President of the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES). His contribution to program evaluation was recognised by receiving the ET&S Award in 1993 (the highest honour from the AES), and given the title of Fellow of the AES in 2003.

Dr Sharp managed P.E.R.S.O.N.A.L. (Research & Evaluation) Consultancy from 1986 to 2016, applying a variety of strategic management, performance measurement and evaluation tools and methods; providing mentorship to managers and directors. He was also the Program Director of the Master of Business Administration at the UniSA Business School from October 2015 to December 2016.

The Dr Colin Sharp and Australasian Evaluation Society Collection was donated to Flinders University by Dr Colin Sharp in 2004-2005.

The collection comprises of 22 archival boxes containing correspondence, reports, minutes and publications, ranging in date from 1961 to 2005.

Items can be found by searching within the Dr Colin Sharp and Australasian Evaluation Society Collection in FindIt@Flinders:


Further information is available at the Society's website.

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Further materials were donated to this Collection by Dr Colin Sharp in August 2017 and are yet to be catalogued. For more information, please contact Special Collections.

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