Robert Sale

Robert Sale

Senior Consultant

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Robert is an experienced consultant in Nous’ Darwin office. He combines training in economics and data analytics with experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis, stakeholder consultation and project management. He is passionate about applying rigorous research methods to generate insights that help organisations improve their performance and achieve better outcomes for the people and communities they serve. He primarily works with public and not-for-profit organisations.

Influential work

  • Led the establishment of a data analytics team in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s (PM&C) Data and Digital Branch
  • Managed teams of policy advisers, behavioural scientists and data analysts to conduct research into behavioural policy interventions in PM&C’s Behavioural Economics Team
  • Developed an evaluation framework, conducted nation-wide consultations, analysed data and drafted reports for an evaluation of Canteen’s Youth Cancer Services
  • Managed the secretariat for an independent review of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
  • Developed strategies for the disability and early childhood services of a national not-for-profit organisation.

Outside of Nous

Robert has held executive-level roles in PM&C’s Data and Digital Branch and its Behavioural Economics Team. He has also worked as a tutor in the Australian National University’s (ANU) Research School of Economics.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from ANU, and is currently undertaking a Master of Applied Data Analytics at the same university.

In his spare time...

Robert enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading good (and bad) books, travelling, running, cycling and playing squash.