Sandra Moore is a current Vanier Scholar, Ph.D. Candidate, and independent research and development professional with close to 20 years of professional experience working with organizations, communities, and governments in Canada, Ethiopia, and Vanuatu.

With a background in Anthropology, her ability to respect diversity of thought, and ask the right questions Sandra is able to conduct authentic stakeholder engagement and comprehensive research. She has extensive experience researching the socio-economic impacts of energy development on communities and regions, as well as rural/international community development, leadership, and livelihoods.  

Currently, Sandra is the Project Consultant for the Southeast Alberta Energy Diversification Strategy (SEEDS). As an independent research consultant, she works with municipalities and organizations in to better understand the impacts of renewable energy projects in communities and the region. She is also involved in municipal projects promoting energy literacy. Sandra’s Ph.D. research focuses on the socioeconomic impacts of the petroleum and natural gas industry on rural communities in the Prairies.   
Specialized areas of expertise include: 
  • Socio-economic impacts of energy (renewable and non-renewable).
  • Designing, conducting & reporting on qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Long-term ethnographic research projects.
  • Community and economic development.
  • Leadership, livelihoods, and economic development.
  • Stakeholder engagement.
  • Program and project development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Sandra, facilitating a community needs assessment
in 2010 in the rural community of Narrango
on Santo Island in Vanuatu.
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