Who We Are

Our Mission

We are a think tank consultancy and a social enterprise. We advocate for gender equality and enable others to understand gender dynamics and find gender-sensitive solutions to their problems.

Our Team

Dr Lilia Giugni

Dr Lilia Giugni

Chief Executive Officer

    Lilia is a political scientist and Fellow in Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge. She has worked with numerous think tanks and charities on matters of politics, policy-making, gender and education. She has studied at LUISS (Rome) and Sciences Po Strasbourg, and has been a visiting researcher at the London School of Economics and the European University Institute. Lilia is also the chair of F Come, an Italian charity promoting gender equality and publishing an online feminist magazine in Italian and English.

    Chiara De Santis

    Chiara De Santis

    Chief Policy Officer

      Chiara is a consultant on international public policy. She has worked for the European Commission, the European Parliament, and has overseen several EU funded projects. She holds a Bachelor’s and two Master’s degrees in Politics and International Relations and has worked for the United Nations and extensively researched matters related to regionalism, foreign policy and political and economic relations between the EU and Asia.

      Caitlyn Merry

      Caitlyn Merry

      Business Development Officer

        Caitlyn works as Content Manager for the Raspberry Pi Foundation. She is completing a Masters degree in Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge, where her academic research focuses on community enterprise and gender empowerment. She has two bachelors degrees, having studied archaeology at the University of British Columbia, and law at SOAS. After completing her law degree, Caitlyn worked for human rights charities, and in the pro bono department of law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Her interest in education as a means of social change led her to complete the Teach First Program. She taught in an inner London secondary school for four years and was head of the secondary school computer science department.

        Ellen Davis-Walker

        Ellen Davis-Walker

        Chief Communications Officer

          Ellen is completing a PhD in French at the University of Edinburgh having completed her Ba and MPhil at the University of Cambridge. She is a freelance writer and translator, and has worked at several international film festivals in France, Italy and the UK. She has additional experience in simultaneous interpretation, and has previously worked as a legal researcher focusing on international and employment law in Francophone Africa. Her academic research focuses on colonial memory and transnational migration, and their impact on city spaces.

          Pauline Kiesow

          Pauline Kiesow

          Chief Operations Officer

            Pauline is completing a PhD in History at the University of Cambridge. She has previously worked at the British Embassy in The Hague and at the Amsterdam Economic Board, and has additional experience working in the non-for-profit sector. Pauline holds a Bachelor’s and two Master’s degrees in the respective fields of European Studies, International Relations, and History, and has a special interest in gender dynamics in international organisations. With her solid background in management and event planning, Pauline is responsible for the organisation and logistics involved with GenPol’s events and conferences.

            Francesca Di Nuzzo

            Francesca Di Nuzzo

            Chief Financial Officer

              Francesca is a consultant for the cultural sector with a background in environmental economics and statistics. She has worked on matters relating to gender, organised crime and environmental policy, and has experience working in the public sector and academia in Italy and the UK. She started reflecting on matters of gender during her time at female-only Newnham College (Cambridge University), where she obtained her Master's Degree.

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              Contact Info

              Gender & Policy Insights (10783588)
              Registered address: 11 Peterhouse Mews
              High Street Chesterton
              CB4 1UW Cambridge
              United Kingdom

              GenPol is also a registered Italian charity (1269/3)
              GenPol e' un'associazione culturale registrata
              Registered address: via Schipa 91
              80122 Naples
              Italy