Helen Barnard


Deputy Director of Policy & Partnerships, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Helen Barnard is Deputy Director of Policy and Partnerships at the Joseph Rowntree
Foundation, leading the team developing credible solutions to UK poverty and
working with partners to put them into practice. She is responsible for the
development and implementation of solutions to poverty in the areas of work, social
security and housing. Prior, to this, Helen was Head of Analysis, overseeing JRF’s
analysis and data monitoring work, focusing on social, economic and public policy
trends and changes affecting people and places in poverty. Helen joined the
Foundation in 2005 as a Policy and Research Manager. She has developed and led
programmes of research and policy focusing on child poverty, labour markets,
education, poverty and ethnicity, and destitution. Before joining the Foundation she
worked at BMRB Social Research and Opinion Leader Research, carrying out
research on topics including benefits, tax credits and tax, education, and housing.