Helen is an
experienced consultant who specialises in international development with a
focus on program review, monitoring and evaluation.
She holds a Masters of Evaluation from Melbourne University. The vast majority of Helen’s work over 26 years has been carried out in developing and middle-income county settings, mostly in the Asia – Pacific region. This variety has provided her with a solid understanding of the political landscape and cultural challenges involved in working across a range of development setting - from community-based to sub-national and national government levels.
Hands-on experience in various roles throughout all stages of the programming cycle (as proposal writer, contract manager, project director, participatory planning adviser, design team member, mid-term reviewer, and evaluator) has helped to ground Helen’s advisory work, and brings an understanding of the complexities involved in setting and achieving realistic development goals in challenging real-world settings. She has a strong interest in partnering the aspirations of high level development goals with the practicalities of constrained environments.
When she’s not working, Helen can be found on the top of a hill, north of the great divide waiting for the right winds to launch her paraglider – or busy keeping her garden at bay in Melbourne.