With national board-level experience of regeneration, science, health, environmental issues, politics and culture, Hilary has worked in many contexts, from Liverpool via London to Prague, New York and Washington DC.
Abandoning natural science as an undergraduate, Hilary turned for the long-term to sociology; she has an M.Sc. in the Sociology of Science and Technology and has been a community health researcher. She now researches economic patriarchy and campaigns relentlessly to make FGM history.
A former American Field Service Scholar, Hilary is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.