Dr Jodie Curth-Bibb

Dr Jodie Curth-Bibb

Senior Associate

Dr Jodie Curth-Bibb is a Senior Associate with Square Circle, and an academic with Flinders University, in the College of Business, Government and Law. Her research and teaching are focused on Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adaptation (MERLA), complex adaptive systems theory, gender equity and social inclusion, and institutional change and capacity development.

Over Jodie’s 20-year career, she has worked in various roles in the public service, academia, international development and media and politics. Dr Jodie Curth-Bibb is an experienced international development specialist with a 10-year track record in research and evaluation in development programs. In her previous role she was the course-coordinator for University of Queensland’s MicroMasters in Leadership in Global Development and the designer of content focused on adaptive program management and MEL through the adaptive leadership MOOC [Massive Open Online Course]. Prior to this, Jodie was the Head of the Pacific division of University of Queensland’s International Development unit and in this role she was a MEL adviser to the Pacific Fisheries Leadership Program (an MFAT program) and the course designer and lecturer for UQ’s School of Political Science and International Studies Masters course on Evidence, Monitoring and Evaluation in Peace and Development Practice. Dr Curth-Bibb’s PhD was on the subject of complexity theory in M&E in post-conflict state capacity building operations (case study on the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force) and she is the author of multiple publications on evidence, knowledge and MEL in international development including academic books and journals as well as operations manuals and tool kits.

In her previous role as a Lecturer and Senior Research Associate with the UQ School of Political Science and International Studies Jodie focused on development effectiveness and innovative approaches to monitoring and evaluation; gender equality and gender-based violence programs, capacity development interventions and public sector reform. Her work includes state capacity development, Gender in development, Gender and institutional reform; Gender-based violence and governance and public policy in various Pacific Islands Countries, along with considerable practical experience in monitoring and evaluation and capacity development. Her experience includes working for and alongside organisations such as DFAT, UNDP, World Vision, RAMSI, Australian Federal Police and various Pacific Islands’ governments and departments.