Rebecca Gokiert, PhD, R.Psych

Professor, School of Public Health


Professor, School of Public Health
(780) 492-6297
2-299 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9


Area of Study / Keywords

Community-Based Participatory Research Evaluation Early Childhood Development


Rebecca is the associate director of the Community University Partnership of the Study of Children, Youth and Families (CUP), and leads the development of the Early Childhood Measurement and Evaluation portfolio as director of the Evaluation Capacity Network (ECN). Within this portfolio, she mentors research staff and students in conducting community-based research and evaluation projects, community consultation, and disseminating knowledge about early childhood research and measurement. Rebecca’s work is aimed at being responsive to the early childhood communities measurement needs by providing access to educational opportunities and resources. Rebecca’s current teaching and research focuses on community engagement, partnership development and sustainability, and is primarily in collaboration with early childhood stakeholders, immigrant, refugee and First Nation communities.

‍Rebecca completed her PhD in Measurement, Evaluation, and Cognition through the Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation (CRAME) at the University of Alberta. Rebecca is a Registered Psychologist in the Province of Alberta, and provides consultation and individual assessment to school boards within Alberta.


INT D 500 - An Introduction to Community-Based Participatory Research

An introduction to conceptual and methodological foundations of community-based participatory research in the health and social sciences.

Winter Term 2022
MACE 501 - The Practice of Community Engaged Scholarship

An introduction to the conceptual foundations of the practice of community- engaged research and evaluation, with application across diverse disciplines, and forms of engagement (e.g., health care, community development) and community contexts, (e.g., government, Indigenous). Students will examine models, processes and practices of community engagement that incorporate principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization. A required course for students in the Master of Arts in Community Engagement program; others interested must seek consent of the instructor.

Winter Term 2022
SPH 504 - Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of the basic concepts, principles, facts and theories which relate to health program planning and program evaluation. Emphasis is on understanding the interface between and among planning principles, evaluation processes and organizational structures. The course also stresses the importance of analytical and communication skills as they apply to these processes. Prerequisites: SPH 501. Not to be taken by students with credit in INT D 504. Note: Credit may not be obtained for both HPS 504 and SPH 504.

Fall Term 2021
SPH 631 - Health Program Evaluation

Deals with the application of program evaluation for the health and social sciences fields. Emphasis is on the theory of program evaluation using various models, research design, and the application of these concepts by performing a program evaluation. Discussions will be centered around the ethics, reliability, validity, process, outcomes, and implications of various program evaluation models. Current and relevant publications in public health sciences complete this course. Prerequisite: SPH 630 or consent of Instructor. Note: Credit may not be obtained for both PHS 631 and SPH 631.

Fall Term 2021

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