Vanessa Hood

Associate Director


Vanessa Hood

+61 (0)439 561 519


Vanessa is an energetic and skilled evaluator, facilitator and trainer with over 18 years' experience in a range of contexts.

She has a demonstrated track record in building individual and organisational capability for evaluative thinking, integrating training, coaching and mentoring with structural system-level changes to help establish evaluation and outcome-focussed approaches.

Vanessa is passionate about working with people and is known for her use of participatory approaches and creative group facilitation techniques to embed learning and adoption of new ideas.

With qualifications in Science, Vanessa has led a range of organisational and community behaviour change programs in sustainability and agriculture. Prior to joining Rooftop Social, Vanessa was the Evaluation Lead at Sustainability Victoria. There she held responsibility for numerous internal evaluations at project and strategic organisational levels.

Recent Rooftop Social projects

  • Evaluation Fellow at the Australian Government Department of Environment and Energy

  • Project coordination and strategic planning for Financial Counselling Australia

  • Staff training in evaluation at Worksafe Victoria

  • Environmental scan of sexual and reproductive health resources for vulnerable young people, for Family Planning Victoria

  • Evaluation of the Guide your Money pilot for Girl Guides Australia

  • Facilitation and documentation of business planning for the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC), Victoria.