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Dr Helen Tilley

Dr Helen Tilley

Senior Research Fellow, Wales Centre for Public Policy

Cardiff Business School

Helen Tilley is a Senior Research Fellow at the Wales Centre for Public Policy, leading the Centre’s work with the Welsh Government to identify what could work in the long-term productivity challenge facing the Welsh economy. Helen’s current research interests include the politics of research and evidence uptake, and the economic growth and productivity challenges facing Wales.

Helen has worked extensively in international development in Africa and Asia; with governments and donors including DFID, the World Bank, the European Commission and UN agencies. Her experience has focused on building central and local government capacity to use evidence in policy formulation, the political economy of public financial management and public policy formulation. Helen holds a PhD and an MSc in Economics from SOAS, and a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.