Polly joined GambleAware in April 2018.

Prior to her appointment, Polly was based in South East Asia as an independent advisor, focused on Myanmar and Cambodia. She has extensive experience conducting research studies, evaluations and reviews using a range of research methodologies; using outputs from these studies to inform policy development and strategic programme design; supporting organisations on their strategic planning processes; and building solid relationships with government and non-government stakeholders.

She holds a Bachelor of Education from Manchester Metropolitan University.