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

Visiting Research Fellow, Trinity College University of Dublin
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Mike Aiken

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

Pears Research Fellow, University of Kent
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William Allen

Researcher, University of Oxford
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Tom Archer

Research Fellow, Sheffield Hallam University
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PhD Student (part-time), Manchester Metropolitan University
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Adrian Ashton

Independent Advisor & Trainer
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Victoria Boulton

Lecturer, University of Northampton
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PhD Student, University of Birmingham
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Beth Breeze

Director, University of Kent
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Kevin Broughton

Assistant Professor, Coventry University
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Alice Chadwick

PhD Student, University of Bath
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Kiran Chohan

Research Student, Aston University
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Marion Cole

Management Consultant
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Carolyn Cordery

Aston University
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Jane Cullingworth

Research Associate, University of Glasgow
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Andrew Curtis

Research and Evaluation Manager, Paul Hamlyn Foundation
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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