Frances leads Northern Ireland’s research, evidence and impact work, helping organisations to use evidence, measure impact and improve outcomes for children, families and communities.
She has supported the development of Northern Ireland’s £30m Early Intervention Transformation Programme, working to embed evidence of ‘what works’ in project design and measure impact using the Outcomes Based Accountability model.
Frances has led a programme of training and support across the public, voluntary and community sectors to develop outcomes and impact measurement frameworks, ensuring that the focus is on the difference made to lives of children and families.
She has worked in policy and research for 20 years, 10 of which were within the voluntary sector. Prior to this, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and the CBI.
One of Frances’ hidden talents is that she speaks French: she spent the early part of her career living and working in Brussels, which she loved!
“NCB provides unparalleled opportunities to make a real difference to how others work in the pursuit of better outcomes for children and families. I’m driven by learning new things and applying helping others make improvements in the work they do with and for children and families.”