What I do
Adelaide is the Coordinator for the Alliance for Useful Evidence, an open-access network of 3,000 individuals and organisations from across all sectors, both in the UK and internationally, interested in promoting the use of evidence in social policy. By championing the need for useful evidence, the Alliance provides a focal point for improving and extending the use of social research and evidence in the UK.
Adelaide has previously worked in project management and coordination roles at a UK-based think-tank focused on cross-sector collaboration in public service delivery. Her specific work areas have included designing and developing a number of place-based initiatives and innovation ‘festivals’ with cross-sector partners. Previous to this, she worked in the international development sector at the Commonwealth Secretariat and with the French Red Cross.
Adelaide became interested in the use of evidence during her work with Ipsos MORI, exploring the concept of the ‘collaborative citizen’ and their role in the design and delivery of public services.
Adelaide has a BA in French and Spanish from Bristol University, and an MA in education and international development from UCL Institute of Education.
Outside of work, Adelaide is a keen southpaw boxer (a dying breed she tells us), and has several interests including filmmaking, cooking, sports, and travelling to hot places!