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Staff and associates


Christina Marriott


| Chief Executive

Christina has an unusual breadth of senior experience across the voluntary, statutory, academic and private sectors.

Most recently she acted as Head of Policy at Nacro where she was strategic lead on a number of projects including the Offender Health Collaborative and Beyond Youth Custody. Previously she held a number of posts in the NHS including a national Health Inequalities role for NHS England and Lead for a strategic and organisational change programme. Here she spearheaded the development of a number of highly successful community and service user projects including the establishment of social enterprises. 
When a senior research fellow at UCLan she led the national Count Me In census for the Mental Health Act Commission.

In the private sector she has owned a succesful marketing business for 15 years and was an associate on two MCA Gold Award winning schemes.


Vicki Cardwellvhc

| Director of Research and Development

Vicki joined Revolving Doors as director of research and development in September 2014. Prior to this she was director at the Criminal Justice Alliance, a coalition of 70 organisations – including campaigning charities, voluntary sector service providers, research institutions and staff associations – working for a fairer and more effective criminal justice system. Vicki has recently led research projects on: the work of the Crown Prosecution Service in relation to young adults; senior policy-makers and commissioners’ approaches to and understanding of desistance; and international approaches to young fathers in contact with the criminal justice system.  Before this Vicki was public affairs manager at national justice charity, Catch22 with a secondment to the Transition to Adulthood Alliance – an alliance that evidences and promotes distinct and effective approaches for young adults throughout the criminal justice process.


Paula Harriott


| Head of Involvement 

Paula is currently Head of Involvement at Revolving Doors.

Previously from 2010-2015 she  held the post of Head of Programmes at User Voice, a national user led charity working in the field of serious and multiple disadvantage. There she was a member of the senior management team, and accrued extensive experience of both contract and line management, delivering both directly commissioned and grant funded projects within criminal justice, drug and alcohol services and health. Her programme management experience spans direct service user engagement projects, as well as a plethora of peer support and peer research projects nationally.

She has been working in the voluntary and community sector for over twenty years in a range of roles primarily concerned with the support and inclusion and empowerment of excluded communities. She has a background as a community development and housing specialist, having experience of management and development of social and co-operative housing, concentrating on tenant participation and supported housing provision.


Paul Anders


| Policy Manager

Paul Anders joins Revolving Doors from Public Health England, where he spent 15 months working on national policy as a member of the Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco division. Prior to joining PHE, he worked in national policy and public affairs at DrugScope, the former membership organisation for the drug and alcohol treatment sector, where he led policy work including welfare reform, employment, housing and the broader social inclusion agenda. Before joining DrugScope, he was initially London Regional Manager and then Employment Manager at Homeless Link, the homelessness sector membership organisation. Before that, he worked in and managed services for rough sleepers and people at risk of homelessness in London and Sheffield. He is also a non-executive director of Clean Slate Ltd, a training and employment social enterprise that supports and employs formerly homeless people and others who face serious labour market disadvantage. Paul graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1997 with a BA in philosophy.


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| Researcher

Since starting Revolving Doors Lucy has led in delivering evaluations and research reports. This includes our research network on severe and multiple disadvantage, for which duties include writing literature reviews and organising themed seminars. She has co-authored a report for NHS England on liaison and diversion services with Professor Eddie Kaneproduced two briefings on multiple needs for Research in Practice for Adults, and developed a theory of change for three offender services in Lambeth.

In 2013 Lucy graduated with an MA in Public Policy from King’s College London. Before this, she worked for a housing association in Birmingham and a consultancy firm in London, developing her analytical skills.


Rosie Andrassy

| Administrator

Rosie joined us as Administrator in February 2016, and leads in managing our Chief Executive’s diary as well as co-ordinating our service user involvement work. She has a varied background of work experience including hospitality, tree surgery to legal experience in a busy law firm. As such, she is able to think on her feet and balance lots of different tasks. With previous voluntary experience mentoring youth offenders, Rosie is keen to develop her experience in service user involvement in the field of multiple and complex needs. In 2013 Rosie graduated in Law from Kings College London. 


Our associate team are independent experts who work for us on an associate basis leading various projects across England. They bring a wide range of expertise and experience to the organisation and their specific areas of work and expertise are listed below.


claire-cairnsClaire Cairns

Regional Associate, North East and Yorkshire and Humberside

Prior to becoming a consultant, Claire was formerly a Police Officer and a Manager of a Drug Action Team/Community Safety Partnership. She has an MSc in Substance Misuse and is Prince2 Project Manager. Claire’s main area of expertise is in Children and Family services with particular emphasis on safeguarding children. Claire has written national guidance for adult agencies and is currently undertaking a national review on this subject.


Clare McGregor 2012Clare McGregor

Regional Associate, North West

Clare offers strategic analysis and development of partnerships, policy, and projects in fields such as reducing re-offending and counter-terrorism. She has worked to reduce inequality for over two decades and set up her consultancy in 2002. Clare’s approach is informed by her BA and MA from Cambridge University and she is a qualified coach. She runs her business as a social enterprise donating profit to a wide range of charities and was a Trustee of Revolving Doors Agency from 2001 to 2005.


richard-tamlynRichard Tamlyn

Regional Associate, South West

Richard is the Regional Associate for the South West and works on a number of other central projects for the organisation. Richard’s areas of interest are drugs treatment, CJS and performance management. In common with the other associates, Richard is independent; his other work areas mainly focus on drugs and criminal justice service provision. Previously he worked for drug treatment services for some 15 years, was with the Home Office and then headed up DrugScope’s Consultancy.


susan-greySusan Grey

Regional Associate, East of England

Susan Grey has 25 years of experience within health and social care; in the public, private and voluntary sectors in the UK and abroad. During her career she has operated at service delivery to board level for a wide range of client groups. Currently as a consultant her main focus of interest, driven by a passion for and drive for improvement through partnerships at all levels, is concerned with offender health/well being and supporting justice.


bernadine-kingBernadine King

Regional Associate, East Midlands

Bernadine has worked as an independent consultant since 2005, following senior leadership roles with a number of local authorities. Bernadine’s career direction has been based on the principles of social justice and social inclusion, in relation to education, social care, health and criminal justice policy and practice. In recent years she has undertaken commissions for government departments, the National Treatment Agency, NOMS, local authorities and third sector agencies, particularly related to strengthening partnership working and strategic alignment to meet the multiple needs of people facing social exclusion.


Laura ThorneLaura Thorne

Regional Associate, South East and London

Laura has worked in the field of mental health, social care and criminal justice for over 14 years, both as a practitioner and developmentally. She joined Revolving Doors in 1998 as one of the original Link Workers in Tower Hamlets and went on to develop and implement the first partnership Link Worker schemes. Laura has since worked for the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health as Criminal Justice Projects Manager and now works independently in the sector. Other clients include the National Policing Improvement Agency, Government Office of the South West, HMPS and Clinks.


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Maktuno is a psychotherapist with a decade of experience designing and delivering services for ex-offenders with multiple and complex needs in community and custodial settings. He is passionate about integrating clinical and lived experience expertise into the criminal justice system. He currently works as a clinical practitioner within an NHS forensic mental health community service; and runs a psychological organisational consultancy for businesses - improving the psychological intelligence of people in the workplace. He has previously worked as service user involvement manager for RDA in 2014, and has proven expertise engaging, training and involving service users in co-production and system change. Maktuno graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in Sociology. He then went on to gain a Clinical Masters in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the University of Kent.