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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Zoe Raven

CEO, Acorn Early Years Foundation
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Director, Wren and Greyhound Limited
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James Rees

Senior Research Fellow, Open University
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Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Open Doors U.K. and Ireland
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Peter Sanders

Student, University of London, Goldsmiths
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Amy Sanders

PhD Researcher, Cardiff University
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Hans Schlappa

Senior Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire
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Duncan Scott

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Tony Sneller

University of Brighton
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Christala Sophocleous

Research Associate, Cardiff University
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Josie Soutar

PHD Student, Sheffield Hallam University
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Alexandra Sporidou

Business Manager, Centrerpoint
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Ruth Squire

PhD Student, Sheffield Hallam University
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PhD Candidate, University of the West of Scotland
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Shelley Talbot

University of Portsmouth
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Marilyn Taylor

Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Voluntary Action Research
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Vita Terry

Research Fellow, Open University
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Tom Traynor

Head of Research, Directory of Social Change
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Associate Professor, University of Leicester
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Joanne Vincett

PhD Researcher, The Open University