Current position

Pears Research Fellow
University of Kent

Research interests

My current research examines the ways in which non-profit organisations secure charitable funding influence how they carry out their stated aims of meeting the needs of their various beneficiaries. I am particularly interested in how fundraisers themselves interact with organisational structures to shape and influence charitable and philanthropic practice.

Other voluntary sector involvement

Trustee, Beacon of Hope Youth Organisation Member, Institute of Fundraising Prior to commencing my PhD in 2014, I had a 15 year career as a fundraiser in South Africa and the UK. During this time, I worked both as sole fundraiser and part of large teams within the criminal justice sector (South Africa and UK), the arts and heritage sector (South Africa and UK), as well as social care and international development (UK).