Tom Steele


Tom Steele brings a research and clinical background in public health nutrition to implementation science and evaluation work, which he carries out across a wide range of fields and settings. He has highly adaptable, generalist research and evaluation skills, which have enabled him lead and support projects in children's health, policy, education, bioethics, social housing and human services. Tom has worked in clinical settings and on projects with many different stakeholder groups, from community agencies through to state government departments in Australia and international NGOs such as UNICEF.

At CEI, Tom primarily looks after evaluation projects and enjoys designing ways to help better understand the implementation experience of a program, policy or initiative- not just the outcomes. He balances a person-centred approach with scientific rigour and has delivered high quality and meaningful work within highly sensitive and emotive circumstances with vulnerable groups. He is also skilled in the sense-making of evidence and project findings when writing project and policy reports across sectors.

Tom has a Master of Dietetics, and a Bachelor (hons) in Food Science and Nutrition, both from Deakin University. He also has teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level as a sessional academic in Deakin’s Faculty of Health. He has undertaken further study in Sports Performance and Anti-Doping at the University of Tasmania and maintains an interest in this field as a member of the Human Enhancement Drugs Network.