Helen joined the Alliance in 2015 and is our Programme Manager.
She previously worked in programme and project management roles within the voluntary sector including at the Prince’s Trust, Media for Development, Khulisa and the Ramblers.
Helen’s interest in evidence use came about whilst establishing Khulisa in the UK (a branch of the South African NGO), delivering violence reduction programmes in prisons and schools. She worked with researchers to build the evidence base for the organisation’s therapeutic interventions and developed a monitoring and evaluation framework for its Milestones Mentoring scheme.
Helen has also run grants programmes to increase innovation within the prison service (at Media for Development) and to support community projects for young people (at the Prince’s Trust).
Helen has a degree in English from the University of Nottingham and loves all things to do with words.
- publicationJanuary 2020In this report to our core funders we look back at Alliance's activities and impact, from 2016-2019.
Bodies of Evidence: How professional organisations in health, education and policing champion the use of researchSeptember 2019Following the signing of the 2017 Evidence Declaration, this report examines the role of the royal colleges, faculties and other professional bodies in mobilising evidence.
- article8 July, 2019Nominations are now open for the Political Studies Association Awards 2019, and once again we’re supporting the Best Use of Evidence category. This award recognises a politician or elected official who’s made a policy decision clearly...
- article22 May, 2019Giving prizes to those who use evidence well is one of the ways that we can incentivise and normalise informed decision-making in many areas of policy. So earlier this year we were pleased to partner with...
- article23 July, 2018For the third time, the Alliance for Useful Evidence is pleased to be partnering with the Political Studies Association on their Annual Awards, to celebrate the successful use of evidence in policy-making. Nominations are now open...
- publicationJuly 2018We have developed a Theory of Change to show how we make a difference to decision-makers' use of evidence.