VSSN is a network with members around the UK and internationally from academia and the voluntary sector itself. Find out more about the benefits of membership.

Discussion list: Hosted by JISCmail, the VSSN email discussion list is wide-ranging and lively, and includes notices of events, debate on current concerns in our discipline, and research in progress in the field.

New researchers' network: The new researchers' network is for those working, studying or researching in the third or voluntary sector. The network is aimed at any researcher who is new to the sector, which could include PhD students, early career researchers or experienced researchers who have changed sector.

The new researcher network also has its own dedicated JISCmail list, which can be signed up to here.

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Nick Acheson

Retired, part-time editor and consultancy
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Sumayyah Ahmad

PhD research student, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
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Mike Aiken

Visiting Researcher, Co-ops Research Unit, Open University
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Lesley Alborough

Research Fellow (NET COVID-19 Evaluation), Nottingham Trent University
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Simon Armour

PhD Student (part-time), Manchester Metropolitan University
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Victoria Boulton

Programme Lead: MA Youth and Community Leadership, University of Northampton
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PhD Student, University of Birmingham
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Kiran Chohan

Research Student, Aston University
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Jane Cullingworth

Research Associate, University of Glasgow
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Christopher Damm

Research fellow, Sheffield Hallam University
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Chris Dayson

Research Fellow, Sheffield Hallam University
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Jon Dean

Reader in Politics and Sociology, Sheffield Hallam University
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PhD Student
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Angela Eikenberry

Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
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fiona fairbairn

PhD Student, University of Kent
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Atsushi Fujii

Professor, Rikkyo University
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Pat Green

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Wolverhampton
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Jurgen Grotz

Senior Research Fellow, Director of the Institute for Volunteering Research, University of East Anglia
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Peter Halfpenny

University of Manchester
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Lecturer, The Open University