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Senior Lecturer in Philanthropic Studies and Social Policy, University of Kent

I am a Senior Lecturer in Philanthropic Studies and Social Policy, with the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Research at the University of Kent. Prior to this I was Faculty Director for Early Childhood at Canterbury Christ Church University. I have also worked in senior management positions across the voluntary and public sector, including positions of fundraising, business management, commissioning and strategic development. I am particularly interested in the relationship between philanthropy, voluntary action and the third sector, with regards to children, families and education. I have recently published work on commissioning of children's services, youth participation, children's views on charity, the role of philanthropy in education and the co-production of education.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Philanthropic Studies, University of Kent
  • 2015–2018
    Faculty Director, Canterbury Christ Church University


  • 2016 
    University of Kent, PhD in Social Policy