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Staff and associates


 Amarjit Kaur

Amarjit Kaur

Director of Service User Involvement

Amarjit has over 15 years' experience of working in the voluntary sector and for the last eight years has specialised in service user involvement. Before joining Revolving Doors she was head of involvement at Breast Cancer Care, where she developed and ran a user involvement panel with 650 members. Previous to that she was chief executive of Groundswell , the UK’s leading service user involvement and self-help organisation working in the field of homelessness. Amarjit has also worked for the Citizens Advice Service, including managing a prison based advice service and a project to resettle victims of miscarriages of justice.

Vicki Helyar-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.

 Shane Britton


Policy Manager 

Shane joined Revolving Doors in July 2011, starting as an intern in the policy team before moving to work full time as a research assistant on the Big Diversion Project. He now leads on the First Generation project, the Capital Gains project, and on Revolving Doors' wider policy and influencing work. Prior to joining the team, he studied Msc Democracy and Comparative Politics at UCL, worked for Essex social services, and completed a BA in History at Cambridge University.

 Marty Perrett


Office Administrator & PA to the Chief Executive

Marty is the Office Administrator at Revolving Doors Agency, providing day-to-day central office services, IT support and admin support for the staff and senior team. Before RDA, Marty worked in various customer service and office administrator roles gaining valuable experience to enable him to help maintain the smooth running of the office.

 Mark Breedon


Head of Finance

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Involvement Manager


Lucy TerryLucyT

Research and Information Officer

Lucy began as an intern within the Development and Partnerships team before being appointed in this role, to work on the second phase of the SPARK project and on our action research project 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.

Since working at Revolving Doors, Lucy has co-authored a report for NHS England on liaison and diversion services with Professor Eddie Kane. She has also produced two briefings on multiple needs for Research in Practice for Adults.

Turshia ParkTurshiaP

Service User Involvement Co-ordinator

Turshia started at Revolving Doors working as an intern for the Development and Partnerships team before being appointed to the role of Service User Involvement asssitant. Prior to working at Revolving Doors, Turshia recently graduated from Loughborough University (July 2013). She studied Criminology and Social Policy, which is where her interest in the work stems from, largely her dissertation project examining the levels of humanity prisoners are treated with. Turshia has also worked in the Civil Service and has work experience within her local probation trust and local council.




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 Thorne Laura 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.