Helen Barnard

Commissioner

Helen Barnard is Deputy Director of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Research and Policy Director at Pro Bono Economics.  She has led analysis and policy work across a wide range of areas including poverty and destitution, inequality, labour markets, housing and social security.  Before joining JRF she worked at BMRB Social Research and Opinion Leader Research. She is a Poverty Strategy Commissioner and member of the West Yorkshire Economic Recovery Board.