Director of Policy & Practice
Donna has lead work to translate and communicate EIF evidence and to support key audiences to use and apply it since 2013. She works directly with local areas, sectors such as local government and policing and government departments.
Before joining EIF she spent over 10 years in central government in various roles developing policy and leading implementation programmes to provide targeted support to children and families. She developed policy on family intervention and its expansion in the DCLG Troubled Families Team and led work in DfE to develop policy on families at risk, Think Family and oversaw national programmes to increase the availability of evidence based parenting programmes. She has also worked as a policy adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and the Social Exclusion Unit.
Donna started her career as a qualitative researcher and worked at the National Centre for Social Research.