Judy Oakden is an experienced research and evaluation consultant based in Wellington, New Zealand. She specialises in using complexity theory models and methods and systems thinking to evaluate in uncertain, unpredictable and challenging environments. She offers adaptive and responsive evaluation and research services.
Judy shares a passion for finding better ways to help people navigate complexity and deal with the frustrating and seemingly intractable issues they face daily. Judy provides access to methods and expertise to help:
Judy has held management roles in evaluation, market research and management consulting and worked in public relations. Since the mid-1980s her clients have been from government, fast-moving consumer goods, media, finance and the business-to-business sectors in both Wellington and the UK. While in the UK Judy managed large-scale multi-country projects and contracted research from agencies in Europe, Asia and the US.
Responsive, flexible and collaborative ways of working characterise Judy’s approach to meeting client needs. Judy understands how to use complexity and systems thinking to add value to her work. She regularly works in cross-cultural contexts and helps clients to work effectively with other cultures