Current Employer/Organisation Name
Action for Children
What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?
I stayed working at the university as a research assistant for two years after I graduated. I worked on a project called Exploring Diagnosis, looking at what it means to have a diagnosis, using autism as our main case study. I then got a job as a policy and research officer at The Fostering Network, a foster care charity. I stayed there for four years and was promoted to research and evidence manager in my second year. In September 2023 I started working at Action for Children in my current role.
Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?
I pursued a career in charity policy because I wanted to make sure research was making a difference. I enjoy problem-solving, politics and strategic thinking. One of the best parts of my roles is making sure the government listens to the voices of vulnerable people.
Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?
In my final year of university, I was president of the sociology, anthropology and criminology society.
What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?
One of the things I found most interesting to learn about was social and health inequalities and how they impact people’s lives.