Jill has been Professor of Production Economics at the University of Huddersfield since January 2015, and became Acting Dean of the Business School in October 2016. Jill’s core research examines organisational efficiency using frontier estimation techniques. From a combination of widely cited journal publications and two highly influential books, Jill has gained a prominent national and international research reputation in education economics. Her early work, including the book 'Performance Indicators in Higher Education' (1990), influenced the manner in which league tables are constructed, from an output approach to the now standard value-added approach. Jill has worked on efficiency issues with, for example, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (D/BIS, now D/BEIS), the European Union, the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research and the Swedish National Audit Office. She is co-editor of the 'International Handbook of the Economics of Education' (2004), a new edition of which will be published in 2017.