Certified in IAP2 – Advanced Certificate in Engagement (Pathways to Advanced Engagement), Graduate Diploma in Applied Science - Social Statistics, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology, Advanced Research Methods, Sociology
Her approach is focused on understanding the needs of clients, what information they “need to know” and what is “nice to know”. With this understanding, she creates and delivers the research program so that decision makers can extract practical insights to inform the decision, or gain a better understanding of the project or topic.
To honor the time and contribution of participants, Jenny’s approach first seeks to understand what has happened earlier in the project’s history, so new research is focused on gaps in understanding.
Jenny is committed to an ethical approach – respecting confidentiality, only asking information that will be actively used and making their participation as easy as possible to maximise responses. To honour the participants’ time, she works with clients to find an approach that ‘closes the project loop’ and communicate how the information will be used and results of the research program.
An expert in social research specialising in survey design and analysis, socio-demographic data analysis, preparation of background reports to inform community engagement focus.
Jenny has worked in local government for the past seventeen years coordinating survey research programs, supporting social planning and policy development with local data and supporting council teams to make evidence-based decisions. Jenny also has experience working in State Government and for Commonwealth funded not-for-profit agencies.
She's looking forward to work across a wider range of organisations with varying support needs, helping our clients to collect useful data that progress their issue, service or program.
Jenny is a third-generation Richmond Tigers (AFL) supporter and attends every Melbourne game, loves live music gigs and festivals, love to cook on the weekends, looks after her native garden at home, walk on Aspendale beach, cinema and wine appreciation!
As a mother of two adult sons, she has done her time on the local Toy Library Committee, school reading programs, school canteen and so on. Currently, a member of Aspendale Beach Patrol – which does a monthly clean of the beach when we’re not under COVID restrictions. She's hoping to get back onto the sand in 2021!