Professor of Public Policy and the Governance of Wales at Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre. Expert on devolution, Welsh politics and elections, and gender, representation and the feminisation of politics.
Former Chair of Sport Wales and board member of UK Sport. Director of Football Association of Wales Trust. Deputy Chair of UEFA Women’s Football Committee. Former Wales international player and captain with 24 caps.
Chair of the Assembly Expert Panel on Electoral Reform. Former member of Assembly Remuneration Board, Independent Panel on AMs Pay and Support, Richard Commission on the Powers and Electoral Arrangements for the National Assembly for Wales.
Honorary degrees and fellowships from Bangor, Cardiff, Cardiff Met, Swansea, Swansea Trinity St David’s universities.
Fellow of Learned Society of Wales and the Royal Society of the Arts. Awarded CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016.