Helen leads the Programme Strategy & Impact Team (PSIT) at Oxfam GB. The 80+ strong team provides support and advice to Regional and Country teams to help increase programme impact, generate income, learning and knowledge. Prior to this Helen was Head of the Programme Performance And Accountability Team driving quality and evidence in programming.
Helen has considerable field experience, having spent 15 years in Africa in both technical advisory and programme management positions within governments, NGOs and the private sector, working primarily on issues of resilience, disaster management, pastoral livelihood's and MEL. Prior to this she worked in academia in the UK as a researcher and lecturer in development studies at the Universities of Leeds and Reading respectively.
Helen is a member of the European Evaluation Society and the UK Evaluation Society and currently chairs a learning group on Measuring Resilience as part of the DFID Programme Partnership Agreement.