Peter Rudiak-Gould


B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., CE

Peter combines the pragmatism of a consultant with the rigour of an academic. In his 10 years of experience in applied social science research, he has worked with organizations of all sizes in North America, Europe, the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean, and West Africa, mainly in the health, education, and environment sectors. His training as a cultural anthropologist has taught him to listen carefully, analyze critically, and build rapport with research partners and clients from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Peter is the author of a number of books and academic articles stemming from long-term collaborative research with indigenous communities in the Pacific Islands, investigating grassroots responses to climate change. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from Oxford University and has lectured at the University of Toronto and McGill University.

Peter has a passion for making research relevant to people’s lives. He is a plain-writing fanatic, and enjoys working with small non-profits to demystify evaluation and coaching them in using data to drive decisions.


  • Effectively working with culturally diverse stakeholders
  • Mobilizing knowledge through clear and compelling writing
  • Innovation in education
  • Public engagement with environmental issues

Professional Memberships

Canadian Evaluation Society (CES)

American Evaluation Association (AEA)

Contact Information

Phone: 416-469-9954 x232