Murray Saunders

Co-opted member

(UKES Past President)

Murray Saunders is Co Director of HERE@lancaster and Chair of Evaluation in Education and Work at Lancaster University. He has acted as a consultant to, and undertaken a wide range of evaluation projects for, the British Council, DfES [Department for Education and Skills], DFID [Department for International Development], ESRC [The Education and Social Research Council], HEFCE [Higher Education Funding Council] and a variety of regional agencies. He has carried out evaluation and research projects in a wide range of cultural contexts, including in Asia: China, Japan, Singapore and India; in Africa: Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Ethiopia; in Latin America: Mexico and Chile: In the Middle East: Jordan as well as other member states of the EU and Russia.

He enjoys promoting and developing evaluation practice as past president and Council member of the UK Evaluation Society, Board member and past President of the European Evaluation Society, chair of the co-ordinating committee for the establishment of the IOCE (International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation) and current vice president. He is associate editor of the only international multidisciplinary academic journal in the field - Evaluation. He has worked closely with local and programme evaluations nationally and internationally on the TVEI, DELTA, SOCRATES and Education Action Zone initiatives, mainly associated with informal learning.