Fiona Walker

Head of Centre for Evaluation and Consultancy
f.walker@nfer.ac.uk, +44 (0)1753 637319

Fiona offers project direction across a range of sponsored projects. She has directed work for a broad range of clients including the Department for Education, the Local Government Association, the Education Endowment Foundation, local authorities and small charitable organisations. Fiona manages the Centre for Evaluation and Consultancy, ensuring the team are well supported to manage and deliver the wide variety of work they are commissioned across the year alongside work to secure new income for the Foundation.

Previously Fiona managed community childcare centres for Westminster Children’s Society and a family resource centre for the Family Welfare Association. She also worked as Children’s Fund Programme Manager for Slough Borough Council, commissioning, monitoring and evaluating early intervention and preventative services for children 5-13 years and their families. Whilst working for Slough, Fiona developed her interest in children and young people’s participation, leading on this area for the authority and the wider Children’s Trust. She also supported the introduction of the Common Assessment Framework, working with the children’s services integration officer to roll out an extensive CAF training programme across the Children’s Trust.