Gillian is a senior associate in Frontier’s public policy practice and undertakes work focusing on the labour market, education and skills, and family-related policy. She has worked across government departments and undertaken research for a variety of non-government organisations focused on policy development. She has previously worked for the Institute for Fiscal Studies, World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and has held research and teaching positions at the London School of Economics and Princeton University.
Gillian specialises in analysing and evaluating policy relating to mothers’ employment, childcare and poverty, with a particular focus on examining patterns of behaviour over time. Her work includes evaluations of Sure Start Children’s Centres and the delivery of early education for the Department of Education, while other recent projects include the analysis of family work choices for BIS; an examination of the potential impacts on labour and childcare markets of forthcoming childcare policy changes for HMRC; and advising the Welsh Government on free childcare places. Gillian has used her work to inform broader policy discussion including presenting research at academic conferences; giving evidence at the House of Commons; and serving as a Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Committee on Affordable Childcare.