Policymaker & Evaluator
Hi, I’m Jo! It’s great to meet you.
for Why work with me?
Thanks for getting this far! By now you’re probably wondering what skills and experience I have in this area and weighing up why you should work with me? These are great questions and the answer is simple.
I am uniquely placed to deliver excellent policy and evaluation work that combines my professional and personal experience.
I’m a policymaker and evaluator focused on improving health and wellbeing, particularly for those who experience mental illness and complex disadvantage. I have worked with Beyond Blue as their Workplace Strategy, Policy and Evaluation Lead as well as Government agencies including the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.
The community and those with lived experience are at the heart of my work. As someone who combines lived and professional experience in my own work, I recognise the value of genuine engagement and collaborative design that balances evidence with the needs of consumers and those of delivery agents to deliver long-term, meaningful change.
✓ Evaluation design and delivery utilising a range of methodological approaches
✓ Evaluation capacity building, including support to develop theories of change, evaluation frameworks and data systems
✓ Qualitative research, including literature reviews, interviews and focus groups
✓ Quantitative research, including survey design, delivery and analysis
✓ Designing and delivering collaborative design and stakeholder engagement approaches
✓ Program and system design
✓ Organisational strategy and workforce development
✓ Policy writing, including position statements and business cases
✓ Mental health subject matter expertise