I joined Renaisi as a Senior Project Manager in October 2023. I currently manage a portfolio of evaluations, learning partnerships and grants-plus programmes across our Consultancy and Place and Systems Change Teams. My evaluation and learning practice is rooted in equity and social justice. I specialise in supporting funders and not-for-profits to use data, analysis and insight – and crucially, conversation and reflection – to achieve their ambitions and maximise the strengths of their people, organisations and collaborations.
Since 2006, I have worked in various research, policy and grant-making roles. Most recently, I held Research & Evaluation Manager and Grants Manager roles at Paul Hamlyn Foundation, with a focus on migrant justice and social entrepreneurship. At PHF, I managed over 200 grant relationships and strategic philanthropy initiatives, including pooled funds, grants plus programmes and field-building initiatives aimed at strengthening shared analysis and collective strategy in the migration sector. I also managed evaluation and learning partnerships to drive improvement across our funding practice.
Prior to this, I was a Researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at Oxford University, where I conducted policy-oriented research and developed expertise in qualitative research methodologies. I was also a consultant for COMPAS’s Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity, an insights and knowledge exchange initiative for the public and voluntary sectors across Europe. Earlier in my career, I spent five years at the No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) Network, supporting local authorities to develop policy and practice for the prevention of destitution amongst migrants. I have a degree in Social Anthropology from SOAS, University of London.
In my spare time, I am a keen violinist, reader and theatre-goer.