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Staff and associates

Staff

Dominic Williamson
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Chief Executive

Dominic was Director of Policy, Practice and Campaigns at Homeless Link for four and a half years before joining the Revolving Doors Agency and before that held positions with Providence Row Housing Association, Shelter, St Mungos, National Homeless Alliance and as a human rights observer in Guatemala. He has a special interest in services for people with complex needs and, prior to joining Homeless Link, spent three years as manager of PRHA's Hackney Road Project, a hostel for men and women with high support needs around drug and alcohol use. In 2008 he worked on secondment at Communities and Local Government, advising on the national strategy to tackle rough sleeping. He also has a special interest in service user engagement and served as a board member and Chair of Groundswell.

 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.

 Sarah Anderson
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Director of Research and Development

Since joining us in January 2010, Sarah has delivered a wide range of research and development projects, including our Complex Responses review, an analysis of diversion services in the North East and our work with King's College London on Communities of Practice. She currently leads our SPARK programme and our work for NHS England supporting the national roll-out of liaison and diversion services. In 2011, she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to look at innovative models of service provision for people with complex needs in Australia. She has also worked on community safety in a county council policy unit and as a prison housing worker with St Giles Trust. She has an MSc in Criminal Justice Policy from the LSE.

 Esther Dickie
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Senior Research and Development Officer

Working on the Connect London and SPARK projects, Esther joined the Partnerships and Development team in November 2011. Her interest in the work undertaken by Revolving Doors grew from her dissertation examining access to mental health care within English prisons, which was part of her MSc in Social Policy Research at LSE. Prior to this, Esther worked for six years as a probate genealogist, undertaking research for legal purposes.

 

 Shane Britton
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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
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Office Administrator

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
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Financial Controller
Aidan Moloney
 Aidan Maloney
Involvement Manager

In February 2014 Aidan joined Revolving Doors Agency (RDA) as the Involvement Manager to develop projects to extend opportunities for people with multiple and complex needs in repeat contact with the criminal justice system to influence decision makers and shape systems and services, locally and nationally. This work will develop a replicable approach to involving people in the ‘revolving doors’ group in local commissioning processes.  He is also managing our National Service User Forum, developing its capacity to influence policy and service design locally and nationally.

Aidan has fifteen years’ experience working in mental health, primarily in the voluntary sector.  Prior to joining RDA, Aidan worked for a local Mind association in the areas of service user involvement and mental health promotion, recruiting and supporting volunteers as Service User Representatives and project group members.  Previously, he worked within a number of London boroughs facilitating collaborative and co-operative partnerships across the voluntary and community mental health sector.   

Aidan studied BSc Psychology and took an MSc in Mental Health Studies.    


 

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. 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 graduated with a BA in History from the University of Manchester in 2008.

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.

 


 

Associates

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.

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Raj Burman

Business Development Consultant

Raj is a commercial minded senior leader with significant blended business and social/third sector experience, spanning over 25 years of working within the private and public sectors including social enterprise, charities, community engagement and international development. His primary interests lies in development through enterprise, thought leadership and innovation to accelerate scale and capacity for inclusion. Prior, he led strategic collaboration in mobilising resources with TalkTalk, Big Lottery Fund, E.ON, Lloyds Banking Group, Post Office, BBC, Age UK and Everything Everywhere to progress uptake of digital skills for citizens and businesses across the UK. He is currently on assignment to support strategic and operational development for Revolving Doors.  

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.

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 


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