Frances joined Young Lives in February 2016 and leads our policy work on gender and youth. She has worked on gender, equality and children’s rights internationally and in the UK for more than twenty years. She has a Masters in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics.
Before joining Young Lives Frances worked as Principal Policy Adviser for the Children’s Commissioner for England, and previously for agencies including Save the Children, Citizens Advice, the UK’s Department for International Development, Social Development Direct and ActionAid. She has worked in Nepal, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.