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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Sumayyah Ahmad

PhD research student, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
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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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PhD Student, University of Birmingham
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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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PhD Student
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Atsushi Fujii

Professor, Rikkyo University
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Jurgen Grotz

Senior Research Fellow, Director of the Institute for Volunteering Research, University of East Anglia
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Laura Lebec

PhD Researcher, University of Glasgow
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Mike Locke

Adviser, writer and researcher, Independent
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Peter Maple

Module Convenor - Social Marketing and Fundraising, St Mary's University
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Christopher Mills

PhD Student and Research Associate, Manchester Metropolitan University and IVAR
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Cristina Mititelu

PhD Research Student, The Open University
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Ursula Murray

Lecturer, Birkbeck College, University of London
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Tomohito Nakajima

Professor, Sanno University
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Becky Nixon

Director, Ideas to Impact