Jodie is an experienced program manager and with a 10-year track record in development programs including in the areas of: leadership in development; gender and social inclusion; gender-based violence; public policy; evidence in public policy; policing and law and justice; and research and evaluation in development programs.

In her current role, Jodie manages the Precinct Leadership Program, under the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct. 

Jodie is a lecturer in the School of Political Science and International Studies at UQ and an instructor for UQ’s MicroMasters (MOOC) in Leadership in Global Development.​​

Jodie's research is focused on governance, development effectiveness and innovative approaches to program and project management, monitoring and evaluation, gender equality and gender-based violence, capacity development interventions and public sector reform and governance in Indigenous policy.

Informed by a complex adaptive systems approach, Jodie's research has identified innovative approaches to program management, project design and monitoring & evaluation. She has extensive experience teaching at the Masters and Undergraduate level in the areas of public policy, development studies, hybrid political orders, gender and development and Indigenous politics and policy.