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The Progressive Policy Think Tank


Lesley’s role is split between operations and research.

As a researcher, Lesley works on the Economy team, concentrating on Good Business and Environmental Economic Policy. Lesley is also IPPR’s corporate officer, providing support in various areas. As well as being the key contact for the charity’s trustees, Lesley works closely with the finance team, administrating IPPR’s fundraising. She is also responsible for the administration of our research strategy process, and plans and coordinates our internal training programme.

Before starting at IPPR as Receptionist and Office Administrator in 2016, Lesley was an Equalities Ambassador and Research Volunteer at two Edinburgh equality charities. Lesley holds an MSc in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh, and a BA in French and German from Exeter.