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We help people strengthen and use their evidence base



  • Outcome mapping

  • Logic modelling

  • Design of monitoring and evaluation frameworks

  • Mixed method, experimental and non-experimental designs

  • Process, outcome and economic evaluation

  • Developmental and participatory approaches

  • Evaluation feasibility and needs assessment


  • Survey design and analysis

  • Interviewing, focus groups and other qualitative approaches

  • Participatory action research

  • Analysis of admin records, financials and program data

  • Policy analysis

  • Evidence reviews

  • Engagement of hard-to-reach and vulnerable groups


  • Interactive and participatory workshops and meetings

  • Online and face-to-face

  • Group process for needs analysis, evidence reviews and sensemaking

  • Stakeholder and group engagement in strategy development and evaluation

  • User-centred service design 

  • Conference design and facilitation

Capacity building

  • Development, delivery and review of capacity building programs in evaluation and research

  • Group training: from 1-hour sessions to 2-day courses, online and face-to-face

  • On-the-job coaching and mentoring for individuals and teams

  • Methodological advice and technical support

  • Peer review

We work closely and creatively with organisations that care about people and the planet


Legal Aid NSW

Facilitation of strategic planning and customer-centred design workshops, including family, civil and criminal
law services


You can expect technical rigour and professional service, every time

people & contacts

Duncan Rintoul

Duncan has over 20 years' experience in research and evaluation consultancy. A mixed-methodologist, he holds a PhD from the University of Wollongong, a Master of Policy Studies from UNSW and a BSc in Applied Economic Geography, also from UNSW.  


Duncan has served on the board of the Australian Evaluation Society (2012-16) and is recognised by the AMSRS as a Qualified Practicing Researcher.  From 2015-19 he initiated and led a major evaluation capacity building project in the NSW Department of Education.


+61 (0)438 382 197

Based in Bulli, Wollongong

Vanessa Hood

Van has over 15 years' experience leading evidence-based practice in government agencies and NGOs. She holds a BSc (Botany and Biochemistry) from the University of Melbourne and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Prior to joining Rooftop Social, she was the Evaluation Lead at Sustainability Victoria. 

Van is an active member of the Australasian Facilitators Network and has a keen interest in participatory processes that help people engage with evidence in decision making.


+61 (0)439 561 519

Based in Brunswick West, Melbourne

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