Ruth received the award for her paper "‘I’m sorry but I can’t take a photo of someone’s capacity being built’: Reflections on evaluation of Indigenous policy and programmes”, from the Evaluation Journal of Australasia Vol 19, Issue 2, 2019:

The paper presents clear, robust research on evaluation with evidence presented and a number of 'tools' (e.g. rubric with a worked example) which could be used by practitioners in their work.

Similarly, limitations and areas for further work are articulated, with a contribution to the evaluation evidence base. The article makes an important contribution and is relevant to key readership of the journal. It is very contemporary and adds value to the evidence base in an area that is sadly lacking.