Helen Barnard


Helen is Director of Policy, Research and Impact at the Trussell Trust. She was formerly Director of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Research and Policy Director at Pro Bono Economics.  She is author of ‘Want (Giants: a new Beveridge Report)’ which examines modern day poverty and the institutions and reforms required to address it. She has led analysis and policy work across a wide range of areas including poverty and destitution, inequality, labour markets, housing, social security and civil society.  She is a Social Metrics Commissioner, Poverty Strategy Commissioner and Board member for the National Centre for Social Research.