Dr Helen Tilley

Job title Senior Research Fellow
Organisation Wales Centre for Public Policy
Contact email helen.tilley@wcpp.org.uk
Phone number 02922510272

Helen Tilley is a Senior Research Fellow at the Wales Centre for Public Policy. Helen has worked extensively in international development in Africa and Asia; with governments and donors including DFID, the World Bank, the European Commission and UN agencies. Her experience has focused on building central and local government capacity to use evidence in policy formulation, to manage public finances and implement budgetary reforms, and to develop public policies in a range of areas including climate, education, health, economic growth and poverty reduction. Helen has extensive experience of leading teams of researchers, facilitating workshops, developing and applying tools to monitor and learn, developing analytical frameworks and evaluation methodologies, and carrying out reviews.

Helen is leading the Centre’s work on the economy and procurement. Her current research interests include the politics of research and evidence uptake, and the economic growth and productivity challenges facing Wales.

Helen holds a PhD and an MSc in Economics from SOAS, and a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.