Dr. Brent Rutherford
Senior Consultant - Evaluation and Research Methods

Since joining the SPR team in 1982, Dr. Rutherford has provided advice in quantitative analysis, development of indices, and related methodological areas.  He has extensive experience in program and policy evaluation and analysis; formal and statistical models; data analysis and reduction methods; optimization and operations research applications; computer graphics; measurement of social behaviour and attitudes; and computer simulation and applications.

Selected SPR studies include:

Some of Dr. Rutherford's earlier SPR studies include:   Evaluation of the Special Measures Initiatives Program (for Treasury Board Secretariat, 1998); Study of Extraordinary Expenditures of the Disabled (for the Ontario Office for Disability Issues, 1991); Evaluation of the Co-operative Housing Program (for Program Evaluation Division, CMHC, 1989-90); Study of Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees in Ontario (for the Ontario Advisory Council on Occupational Health and Occupational Safety, 1984-86); Evaluation of the Employment Program for the Disadvantaged (for Employment and Immigration Canada, 1983-84); and Evaluation of the Ontario Work Incentives Program (for the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, 1982).