I joined the House of Commons Library in 1993. It was my first proper job after studying economics at Sheffield University. I definitely didn’t intend to move to ‘that London’ permanently, but here I am over 25 years later!

I started as a statistical researcher, providing information to MPs on a wide range of topics. It was hugely exciting to see my work being used in House of Commons debates. One of my favourite things was that I’d learn something new every day by looking into topics I’d never researched before. After about ten enjoyable years covering almost every policy area, I moved to a role in the House of Commons Information Office where I helped to inform the public about Parliament.

In my current role I lead service improvement and change across the Research & Information department, which includes the Library. This involves looking at how our services are meeting customer needs, and where we can improve them or make them more efficient. I’m also responsible for finance and staffing, and I have overall responsibility for our data and technology plans.

I’m really proud of the work we do. But the best thing about the job is colleagues I’ve worked with over the years. We’re a great team of many different talents who are hugely committed to our work.

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