Prof Gill Westhorp is a realist research and evaluation methodologist, a wannabe gardener and a dog tragic. She is a Professorial Research Fellow at Charles Darwin University, Darwin, where she leads the Realist Research Evaluation and Learning Initiative (RREALI). She also runs a private consultancy business specialising in realist research and evaluation. Gill was a member of the Rameses research teams which developed the international publication standards and quality standards for realist evaluation and realist literature review. She has provided in excess of 80 training workshops in 16 countries, developed several new methods for realist research and evaluation, and published in realist methodologies. In 2018 she was made a Fellow of the Australian Evaluation Society. She has recently been puzzling about two aspects of realist philosophy – epistemology (knowledge) and axiology (value) – and their implications for evaluation methods.