Sarah Heath

Sarah Heath Title: Instructor III
Office: 3C52
Building: Centennial Hall
Phone: 204.789.4274
Email: s.heath@uwinnipeg.ca

Degrees:

MA Universtiy of Ottawa

PhD University of Ottawa

Biography:

Sarah Heath holds a PhD in Education with a specialization in program evaluation from the University of Ottawa. Her dissertation focused on the involvement of youth in collaborative program evaluation.

Dr. Heath is the Principle Investigator on Understanding Delays and Duplication: An examination of child abuse case processing in Manitoba, which is funded by the Manitoba Law Foundation. She is also the recipient of an experiential learning grant funded by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada) to engage criminal justice placement students in online training in Western and Indigenous approaches to program evaluation.

Dr. Heath is a collaborator on the SSHRC-funded Manitoba Northern and Rural Institute in Program Evaluation and is collaborating with the RCMP and Toba Centre for Children and Youth in data analysis and evaluation. 

Prior to joining the University of Winnipeg, Dr. Heath conducted research and evaluation in the field of criminal justice as a Public Servant at Public Safety Canada, Correctional Service Canada and the Department of Justice. She has also collaborated on research and evaluation projects with The eQuality Project, St. Leonard’s Society of Canada, the University of Ottawa Centre for Research on Education and Community Services and the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity.

Courses:

CJ-2101 – Research Methods

CJ-2101L – Lab for Research Methods

CJ-3800 – CJ Field Placement

CJ-4800 – Research Field Practicum

GCJ-7800 – CJ Research Field Placement

Research Interests:

Collaborative evaluation design and practice, youth involvement in program evaluation, guiding principles for evaluators, experiential learning, Child and Youth Advocacy Centres, processing of child abuse cases in Manitoba, and the prevalence of chronic missing persons.

Publications:

Heath, S. (2021). Using empowerment evaluation with youth. [Doctoral dissertation, University of Ottawa]. uO Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-26591

Moreau, K., Eady, K., & Heath, S. (Forthcoming). Patient involvement in medical education research: Results from an international survey of medical education researchers. Paper revisions accepted by Journal of Patient Experience.

Whynot, J., & Heath, S. (2021, May). Empowerment evaluation in action: Enablers of success. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Evaluation Society, virtual event.

Heath, S. (2021). A report of missing persons data for parts of Manitoba (2020). Winnipeg, MB: RCMP.

Heath, S. (2020, July 20). 4 ways members are using the AEA guiding principles in their work. American Evaluation Association (AEA) 365. https://aea365.org/blog/4-ways- members-are-using-the-aea-guiding-principles-by-sarah-heath/  

Lahey, R., Elliott, C., & Heath, S. (2018). The Canadian evaluation industry: The evolving market for systematic evaluation in Canada. New Directions for Evaluation, 2018(160), 45-62.

Heath, S., & Tornberg, R. (2019, November). Principles vs. principles: Comparing principles for effectively involving youth in program evaluation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MT.

Heath, S. (2019). Evaluation report of the Girl Guides of Canada ‘How to Adult’ camp. Toronto, ON: Girl Guides of Canada.

Heath, S. (2018, November). Scoping the empirical evidence of youth participatory and collaborative evaluation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Cleveland, OH.

Heath, S. (2018, October). Building the empirical evidence for youth participatory and collaborative evaluation. Paper presented at the bi-annual meeting of the European Evaluation Society Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Elliot, C., & Heath, S. (2018, October). Small but mighty? The market for evaluation in the Canadian Not-for-Profit sector. Paper presented at the bi-annual meeting of the European Evaluation Society Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Moreau, K., Kane, R., & Heath, S. (2018). Evaluation of the Nunavik Teacher Education program: Logic model and evaluation matrix. Ottawa, ON: The Centre for Research on Education and Community Services.

Heath, S., & Moreau, K. (2017, September). Using participatory and collaborative evaluation to evaluate youth programs: The results of a scoping review. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Evaluation Society Conference, Canberra, Australia.

Heath, S. (2017). Life(r)’s work: An historical analysis and evaluation of a program for life sentenced people in Canada. Ottawa, ON: St. Leonard’s Society of Canada. http://www.stleonards.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Lifers-Work_PeerLife- Collaborative-2017.pdf   

Heath, S., Svensson, K., Sylvestre, J., & Kane, R. (2017). Chapter 3: Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami evaluation framework: Getting ready for evaluation. Ottawa, ON: The Centre for Research on Education and Community Services.

Heath, S. (2017). Impact evaluation final report: The Dare to Stand Out program. Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity.

Heath, S. (2017). Break Away project: Evaluation report. Windsor, ON: St. Leonard’s House.

Heath, S. (2016, November). Exploring concept mapping and Q-sorting as a combined mixed methodological approach. Paper presented at the 26th annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, LA.

Burkell, J., & Heath, S. (2016, April). Showing myself: Sharing photographs on social media. Paper presented at the bi-annual Surveillance and Society Meeting, Barcelona, Spain.

Heath, S. (2015, June). Has our political rhetoric taken a ‘Punitive Turn’? Examining Canadian political rhetoric on crime in a ‘Punitive’ climate. Paper presented at the 25th annual meeting of the Canadian Law & Society Association, Ottawa, ON.

Heath, S. (2015, May). The (re)purposing of parole: An analysis of current and proposed parole legislation in Canada. Paper presented at the Fifth National Critical Perspectives, Criminology and Social Justice Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Heath, S. (2015). Security and insecurity online: Perspectives from girls and young women. In J. Bailey & V. Steeves (Eds.), eGirls, eCitizens: Putting technology theory and policy into dialogue with girls’ and young women’s voices (pp. 93-143). Ottawa, ON: University of Ottawa Press.