THE TEAM


Our core team are at the heart of our organisation, bringing together vast research expertise and professional services skills to deliver and promote our high quality applied research that influences public policies and organisational practices while empowering individuals.

Astrid (Flowers) Allen

Policy Advisor

a.allen1@theworkfoundation.com

Dr Olivia Gable

Policy Analyst

o.gable@lancaster.ac.uk

Heather Carey

Deputy Director

hcarey@theworkfoundation.com

Melanie Wilkes

Policy Advisor

mwilkes@theworkfoundation.com

Rebecca Florisson

Policy Analyst

rflorisson@theworkfoundation.com

ASSOCIATES


We are proud to work closely with a number of associates who share the values and vision of the Work Foundation. Our associates offer broad expertise from leadership and organisational development to economic and skills assessments. For enquiries about our associates, please contact info@theworkfoundation.com

Fernando Artigiano


Web Development Specialist

Ian Brinkley


Economist

David Coats


Employment Relations Specialist

Peter Forbes


OD & HR Specialist

Hannah Hope


Research Specialist

Marianne Huggett


OD & HR Specialist

John Kirkham


OD & HR Specialist

Jacqui Lyttle


Health and Wellbeing Specialist

Marjory Mair


OD & HR Specialist

Stephanie Scott-Davies


Communications Specialist

Dr Paul Sissons


Labour Market Specialist

Maggie Smith


Leadership Development Specialist

Mark Spilsbury


Economics and Labour Market Specialist

Jane Sullivan


OD & HR Specialist

Rosemary Thomas


Research Specialist

Lesley Giles


Lesley Giles

Director of Lesley Giles Associates

Lesley Giles is Director of Lesley Giles Associates, where she undertakes analysis and evaluation, and provides policy advice around workplace innovation and the world of work.

Until recently she was Director at the Work Foundation where she continues to work as an associate, offering insights to drive their work programme seeking to champion Good Work.

Prior to this, Lesley was Deputy Director and Company Secretary at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, where she provided guidance on skills and employment issues to Industry and Government. In addition, Lesley has worked in a variety of other roles across government undertaking skills and/or employment research and policy advice including: Acting Director for Strategy and Research, and Head of Research, at the Sector Skills Development Agency; and a senior researcher for the Department for Education and Employment, the Employment Service, and the Cabinet Office.

WORKING WITH US

We collaborate with range of organisations across multiple sectors including corporate, government, academia, charitable and voluntary. To get involved, please get in touch with us.

RESEARCH AREAS

We have a long and proud history of respected, independent, evidence-based research.  Through the lens of good work we focus on health and wellbeing, productivity and skills and the future of work.

UNRIVALLED EXPERIENCE

Collectively, our staff and associates have considerable experience across a range of fields. Their methodological and practical expertise is a great asset to our working partnerships.