I’ve spent my career so far working with a range of incredible organisations and individuals to help bring about a more just, equal and sustainable world. Check out some of my current and past projects below and get in touch if you’d like to know more.
Transforming Narrative Waters: Growing the practice of deep narrative change in the UK
In 2021, I was commissioned by The National Lottery Community Fund to research and write a paper exploring the practice of deep narrative change in the UK. Over the course of three months, I reviewed some of the existing literature on the subject and interviewed a number of practitioners involved in narrative change work in order to build up an idea of the ways in which deep narrative change is understood and practiced across the country. This paper details the findings of my research, giving particular attention to the barriers and opportunities that exist to growing and embedding this practice in the future.
In 2021, I researched and wrote a report mapping and analysing mainstream, dominant narratives on climate change as they pertain to eco-anxiety in young people, identifying three narrative-based interventions that young people and their allies could drawn on and adapt as a means of recognising and reflecting on the realities of eco-anxiety, and to harness a sense of agency in generating greater levels of action action.
Towards the end of 2020, I developed a strategy to increase reciprocity amongst key communicators in the refugee and migrant rights space to effectively bring to life a values-based, ‘larger us’ narrative. I subsequently managed the project over a 7 week period to see what tactics best helped to grow and sustain a culture of reciprocity amongst the actors involved.
I joined Migrant Voice as a campaign organiser on a part time basis for 6 months during 2020 in order to support the team with the creation of a campaign and influencing strategy. I worked with Migrant Voice members to craft messaging and campaign asks to present to decision makers in government.
Common Cause Foundation
In January 2020, I joined the Common Cause team on a part time basis as their Learning and Communications Lead. My role is to strengthen and grow our external learning opportunities, collaborating with others from a diverse range of organisations to think through how values such as equality, social justice and protecting the environment can be better embedded in mainstream culture.
Blueprints For Change
Blueprints for Change is an open library of advocacy how-to’s co-created by campaigners from across the world, designed to support other organisers and groups to up their game more quickly. I was a member of the editorial team helping to research, write and produce community-requested guides.
People & Planet
A big fan of the work and ethos of People & Planet, I was excited to join their Trustee Board in late 2019. Alongside the rest of the Board (most of whom are elected students from within the P&P network) and the staff team, during my term I oversaw the governance and running of the organisation.
I worked with the team at Generation Rent during the 2019 UK election to design and deliver an engagement journey, supporting renters to meet with their local candidates to discuss the renting crisis. I also managed the social media for the #VentYourRent campaign which trended number 1 in the UK.
Better Care Network
I managed the design and delivery of a national education programme, working with schools and partner organisations to improve the way that young people in the UK understand what it means to ‘help’ abroad.
International Forum for Volunteering for Development
I was part of the team who developed the Global Standard for Volunteering for Development, an internationally endorsed standard to improve the quality and impact of international volunteering projects.
I have been involved in RO since it set up, bringing expertise in youth engagement and specifically youth volunteering practice overseas. I have led research projects and represented the organisation at various international events. Using my knowledge and expertise in preventing orphanage tourism, I also wrote the copy for the ReThink Orphanages website.
As Senior Campaigns and Mobilisation Manager for Restless, I led the team responsible for campaigns such as Youth Power and Youth Stop AIDS, as well as the global citizenship education component of the International Citizen Service programme. I also led consultancy projects on behalf of Restless for other organisations focusing on youth leadership, co-creation and youth engagement.
London International Development Network
LIDN seeks to connect the London international development community to ideas, opportunities and each other for a strengthened, more impactful sector. I curate a weekly newsletter on the topic of ‘doing development differently’ for LIDN and sit on their organising committee. Come and join us!
At Utopy, I re-designed the year-long global citizenship education programme, Charity Fast-Track, which aims to equip young people with the skills necessary for a successful career in the social change sector.
I supported the founder of GenGive to grow the initiative, aimed at building a generation of happier, empathetic, socially motivated and balanced individuals, by developing a communications strategy and leading on building key strategic partnerships with other organisations.
Amnesty International UK
As a Community Organiser for Amnesty UK, I focused on supporting and growing the level of student human rights campaigning taking place across the country. My role consisted of writing and rolling out a community organising strategy for young activists, as well as a student training plan and event programme.
I undertook a 6-month peer education programme, where participants explore a self-selected learning question. My question was: ‘How could issues of global development and injustice be understood and better engaged with by citizens in the Global North?’
I acted as an early advisor to the founder of LenShift, an online platform which facilitates learning, critical reflection and discourse on social change.
I first got involved with KickStart Ghana as a volunteer, before joining the Trustee Board and overseeing the development of monitoring and evaluation processes for the organisation.
Developed and led the UK’s leading educative programme on ethical international volunteering and travel, running training sessions for students and university staff members, designed to increase the quality of practice across UK universities.
Student Volunteering Week
Co-led the largest celebration of student volunteering in the UK, alongside colleagues from the NUS, successfully growing the reach of the campaign by 33% to over 12k+ students.
I joined the Student Hubs team as part of their graduate scheme, Worthwhile, after leaving university. My role was to support the student activism and volunteering taking place at two UK universities.