Helen Wilkinson

Helen is a director of Risk Solutions’ with over 25 years’ consulting experience. Her work has included support to policy formulation, development of management systems, and all aspects of evaluation and review. She has worked at senior levels for the UK government, reporting for example directly to ministers in Defra. She leads one of three teams delivering quality assurance of the National Audit Office’s (NAO) value for money (VFM) evaluation reports.

Helen is also a member of the CECAN team developing a new annex on handling complexity for HMTs Magenta Book: Guidance on Evaluation.

Her work on nexus issues includes:

• A highly collaborative project for Defra and the Environment Agency using innovative, agent based, behavioural economic modelling to assess options for reforming the current system of water abstraction. This work formed the major input to the impact assessment for the reforms.

• Participatory modelling projects examining foot and mouth disease control regimes for Defra

• Delivering mid-term reviews of various policy directed research programmes including: - The Energy Analysis and AVOID research programmes for UK DECC - All aspects of the Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Programme Defra, MoD and DECC (2006, 2009, 2011, 2014)

• Work on the evaluation and appraisal of sustainable catchment management and flood risk management activities for Defra and the Environment Agency.

Director (Risk Solutions)