Adele has a Masters Degree in Equality and Diversity from Cardiff University 2006 and holds a public appointment to the Sports Council for Wales for whom she has conducted action research on gender equality and budgets. She has Co-chaired the Women’s Budget Group UK for 3 years acting as the primary advisory group on gender issues to HM Treasury.
Adele was appointed Commissioner to the Women’s National Commission in September 2008. This post ceased with the closure of the Commission in December 2010. In this role she led the Commission’s work on the equality across all ‘strands’ and particularly on the public sector duties. This includes representing the Commission at the senior stakeholders group on the Equality Bill, and the specific sub group on the Public Sector Duty.
Following the implementation of the Equality Act in 2010 Adele has continued to work with both Westminster and Welsh governments on the Acts implementation. In particular she has conducted research and guidance on the specific duties of the public sector equality duty for Wales.