MPhil (Distinction), PGDipSSER (Distinction), BBS.
Judy is an evaluator, qualitative and quantitative researcher, facilitator and author. Based in Wellington, she is the founder and Director of Pragmatica.
Judy conducts and provides strategic advice on evaluation and research projects. She offers training and mentoring services to build evaluation capacity. Judy is a skilled facilitator who works with a wide range of stakeholders. Clients say her approach is flexible, timely, and focusses on their needs.
Judy has over 25 years’ experience consulting with central and local government agencies, NGO’s and businesses, both in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally. She is familiar with the education, health, primary, environmental and regional development sectors, and is experienced in evaluating contestable funds.
Judy formed Pragmatica Limited to offer clients innovative ways of working using adaptive and responsive evaluation and research. She specialises in using complexity theory methods and models to help organisations make sense in uncertain, unpredictable and challenging settings.
An experienced public speaker, Judy shares her approaches and insights at national and international conferences, both in-person and online. She has authored articles on evaluation, and the challenges of contracting out — framed through a complexity-informed lense.
Judy is a member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (ANZEA), the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and the Australian Evaluation Society (AES).
Judy was the joint winner of the 2019 American Evaluation Association Outstanding Evaluation Award.