Prior to joining Nous, Frances worked in the area of PM&C that advises on the Environment portfolio and water policy, and then in the area that advises on budget process and the Finance portfolio. She was also research director for the chief justice of New South Wales, and a sessional lecturer at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Law School.
Frances’ PhD in Law from Oxford University focused on how public accountability can contribute to policy outcomes. She also holds a Master of Science in Socio-Legal Studies from Oxford University, Bachelors of Arts and Law from the UNSW, and is an admitted solicitor.
Frances has always been a keen student of Australian politics and social issues. In her spare time she reads, practices yoga and is endeavouring to learn Olympic weight lifting.