Current position

Research Associate
University of Glasgow

Research interests

I am interested in the shifting relationship between the third sector and the state, particularly in the context of network governance and the sector's increased role in local decision-making bodies. My PhD focused on the role of Third Sector Interfaces (infrastructure bodies) in Community Planning Partnerships in Scotland, and considered issues of third sector representation, community voice, and sector independence. I am currently based at the University of Glasgow, researching the experiences of disabled people living through COVID-19.

Other voluntary sector involvement

I have worked in the third sector for over 30 years, primarily in Toronto, Canada.  I have held a range of positions from front-line community worker to Chief Executive.  Much of my work has been with immigrants and refugees.  I am currently the co-chair of VSSN and lead on our support of early career researchers.  

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