Dr Gill Westhorp is a specialist in realist research and evaluation methodologies. She is Director of Community Matters Pty Ltd, a research and evaluation consultancy based in South Australia. The company has undertaken realist-informed evaluation work in health, education, training, family support and early intervention. Gill is also a University Fellow at Charles Darwin University, Darwin and an Associate in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University, Melbourne. Gill regularly contributes to academic research teams as a realist methodologist. She lectures and provides training in realist evaluation and realist synthesis around Australia and the world (to date in England, Scotland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, New Zealand, America, Canada, Spain, Vietnam, Switzerland, Indonesia) and regularly presents at national and international conferences. Amongst other publications, she is author of a guidance note on Realist Impact Evaluation and of two articles on realist evaluation and complexity theory. Gill is a co-author of the international reporting standards, quality standards, and guidance materials for Realist Synthesis and Meta-Narrative Reviews. She was lead author for three syntheses, Associate Investigator for another, and has provided support to another four teams undertaking realist reviews. Gill was the inaugural Convenor of the Australasian Evaluation Society’s Special Interest Group in Realist Evaluation and Realist Synthesis, and is a past member of the national AES Board. She undertook her PhD in Social Research Methods through Nottingham Trent University, UK, supervised by Professor Nick Tilley (co-author of Realistic Evaluation), developing realist methods for use in settings with poor quality outcomes data. Prior to establishing her business, Gill worked in the community services and health industries for over twenty years in service delivery, management, policy, and training roles.