A category of membership known as ‘Fellow of the Society’ was adopted by the AES in 2003 in order to recognise outstanding contributions by members to the Society and to evaluation more generally in Australasia.
This policy envisioned a number of purposes and benefits in relation to achieving the aims of the Society as well as benefits for a Fellow. It was seen to be a distinct form of recognition, differing from the ET&S Award and other categories of award made by the Society, and one which implicitly brought with it a variety of roles and responsibilities.
Criteria and evidence
There are four screening criteria specified to determine eligibility for nomination together with seven substantive criteria. The latter focus on Contributions to Evaluation, essentially in evaluation teaching, research and practice, and on Contributions to the Society, primarily in relation to its aims and operations. A nomination should address each of the substantive criteria even if a particular criterion is not seen as a key basis for the nomination.
How to nominate
Names of proposed recipients will be sought annually from those eligible to submit names:
- Current Board Members, Committee Chairs and Regional Representatives. Regional representatives are encouraged to seek nominations from the wider membership.
- Past office bearers
To assist in the preparation of a nomination, download the following documents:
- Nomination to Fellowship of the AES: Criteria and evidence
- Nomination to Fellowship of the AES: Policy
- Nomination cover sheet.
Nominations should be sent electronically by 28 June 2013 to the
To date, eleven members have been elected as Fellows and they have collectively and individually made numerous and various contributions.
Anona Armstrong (Victoria, 2003)
Darrel Caulley (Victoria, 2005)
Sue Funnell (NSW, 2003)
Penny Hawkins (Wellington, 2009)
Chris Milne (NSW, 2003)
John Owen (Victoria, 2003)
Colin Sharp (South Australia, 2003)
Ralph Straton (Western Australia, 2004)
Ian Trotman (Wellington, 2003)
Yoland Wadsworth (Victoria, 2007)
Jerome Winston (Victoria, 2004)