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Sally Boyd is a senior researcher at NZCER. She has a keen interest in school and curriculum innovation, and student agency and wellbeing.
Sally is an experienced researcher/evaluator who mostly works on studies that span the education and health sectors. She is a member of the team that develops evaluation approaches and methodologies at NZCER. She is experienced in working with a diverse range of stakeholders to design mixed-method evaluations that provide clients with timely data to improve approaches.
The most recent project Sally is leading is an evaluation of the Play.sport initiative for Sport New Zealand. Over 2013-15 she led an evaluation of the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) School-Wide initiative for the Ministry of Education. Sally was the lead researcher for the teams which developed the Wellbeing@School and Inclusive Practices self-review tools for schools. Over the last few years, Sally has also been involved in a number of projects that explore how schools are approaching the key competencies and other aspects of the revised New Zealand Curriculum.
Sally has a BSc in Psychology, and a MA (Applied) in Social Science Research.