Helen Barnard

Helen Barnard

Deputy Director of Joseph Rowntree Foundation (Currently on sabbatical)

Helen combines her work as Deputy Director at JRF, with her role as Research and Policy Director at Pro Bono Economics.


Twitter: @Helen_Barnard

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01904 615933


Helen has worked across policy and analysis at JRF, and from April 2020 to June 2021 she led the organisation as Director. Prior to that, she led the policy and partnerships team to develop new solutions to solve poverty; before that she built the first iteration of JRF’s monitoring and analysis team, examining the key social, economic and public policy trends and changes affecting people and places in poverty.