Becca is a policy advisor with 11 years experience of supporting the decisions of Government ministers with quantitative and qualitative policy analysis.

Drawing on a biological sciences and statistics background, she deploys a trans-disciplinary strategy in the way she works and drives the adoption of more data-based ways of designing policy.

She is focuses on transformative, forward-thinking projects and holds a British Empire Medal for her influential work on gender equality in the workplace in Whitehall. She has led work on a diverse range of complex and high profile areas of public policy including national funding for flood management, renewable energy legislation, transgender equality in public services and, most recently, Brexit negotiations. She developed a novel, data-driven approach to fisheries negotiations in her role as head of fishing quota shares strategy.

She places high importance on thinking and working strategies that encompass observation, continuous learning and challenging of the status quo. She is experienced in communicating with government ministers and senior decision-makers, translating complex issues into clear messages and advice.

She is writing a series of articles on approaches for better observation in modern policymaking, systems thinking and data-based policy development. In line with the theme of observational strategies, she is currently running an art project designed to build awareness of the diversity of UK commercial fish species – official website of the Framed Fish Project here.

Becca is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London.

She is also a super recogniser, a sambista and Kundalini yoga fan.

What Rebecca does

  • holistic, evidence-based policy advice
  • managing ambiguity
  • policy delivery