It was with great sadness, but also with our best wishes that we accepted Fran Demetriou’s resignation from our consulting team in May 2019.

Fran joined Lirata as a casual Research Assistant in November 2016 and along with Mark and Celia was one of Lirata’s first three employees. Alongside her employment with Lirata, Fran was completing her Master of Evaluation through Melbourne University. At the end of 2018 Fran’s position was changed to that of Lirata’s Evaluator when she successfully completed her degree.

Over her years with Lirata, Fran had vital roles in many of our high profile projects including the Evaluation of the Short Notice Accreditation Assessment Process for the Queensland Department of Health and the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care; the Emerging Community Leaders Evaluation for the Tasmanian Community Fund; the Evaluation of Oakwood School; and the analysis of supported tenant outcomes for Common Ground Tasmania, among other projects. Fran also made major contributions to Lirata’s work in building evaluation capacity, through her work with Inner Melbourne Community Legal, Djirra, Women and Mentoring, and other partner organisations.

Fran has been generous in sharing her expertise with others, both through mentoring Lirata staff and through presentations at recent Australian Evaluation Society conferences. Outside her employment Fran volunteered her time in organisations including the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, the Fred Hollows Foundation and the International Detention Coalition. Fran has been an outstanding contributor to social justice work and to developing fit for purpose MEL approaches for community organisations.

Fran will be missed by the Lirata team, but we wish her all the best for her future career and look forward to partnering with her in the future.


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