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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Marion Cole

Management Consultant
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Carolyn Cordery

Aston University
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Chris Cornforth

Professor, Public Leadership and Social Enterprise, Open University
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Jane Cullingworth

PhD Student, University of Glasgow
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Christopher Damm

Research fellow, Sheffield Hallam University
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Madalina Dan

PhD Student, Babes-Bolyai University
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PhD Student
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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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Lorna Dowrick

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Angela Eikenberry

Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
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Angela Ellis Paine

Research Fellow, Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham
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Yvonne Field

CEO, The Ubele Initiative
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Head of Volunteering and Equality, Citizens Advice
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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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Doctoral candidate, University of Warwick
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Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia
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Peter Halfpenny

University of Manchester
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Executive Director, Hayden-Harman Foundation