Partners

We work with individuals and organisations across different sectors in the UK and internationally. Our partners are listed below.

  • Adrian Ball, Chief Executive Manchester Settlement - The Action Research Co-operative (ARC)
  • Adrian Morley, Research Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Manchester
  • Aidan While, Urban Institute, University of Sheffield - Local Governance, Environmental Planning and Community Engagement in Greater Manchester 
  • Alex Whinnom, Chief Executive GMCVO - The Action Research Co-operative (ARC)
  • Alice Toomer McAlpine, Media Producer, Journalist and Community Worker - The Action Research Co-operative (ARC)
  • Amanda Bickerton, National Community Link Worker Church Action on Poverty, Communications - The Action Research Co-operative (ARC)
  • Andrew Burridge Occupation Policy & Programme Manager in a Regional Adult Social Care Programme Office - The Action Research Co-operative (ARC)
  • Beth Chitekwe-Biti, Director, Peoples Dialogue on Shelter, Zimbabwe - Community-led Organising in Low Income Neighbourhoods  
  • Bill Adams, Regional Trade Unions Congress for Yorkshire and Humber - Trade Union Pathways to Low-carbon Transition in Yorkshire and Humber 
  • Brad Blundell, Anthesis - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Manchester
  • Caitlin Bailey, Committee member, Mums Mart (a neighbourhood association in Manchester) - Community-led Organising in Low Income Neighbourhoods  
  • Carl Foster, Store Manager, Tesco - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Sheffield
  • Carl Makin, Member of GMHA, PhD candidate at University of Manchester - Housing Futures: Community-led alternatives for Greater Manchester
  • Catherine Durose, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham - The Action Research Co-operative (ARC)
  • Ceri Ashton, Allotments manager, Sheffield City Council - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Sheffield
  • Cherryl Brock, Councillor and Elected rep for Food Chains for Europe project, Oldham Council - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Manchester
  • Corin Bell, Director, Real Junk Food Manchester - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Manchester
  • Dan Silver, Director, Social Action Research Foundation - Community-led Organising in Low Income Neighbourhoods  
  • Dave Fraser, Team Leader Small Community Cooperative to address poverty - The Action Research Co-operative (ARC)
  • Debbie Ellen, Independent Researcher - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Manchester
  • Diana Mitlin, Managing Director, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester - Community-led Organising in Low Income Neighbourhoods  
  • Dominic Coleman, Oldham Policy Team & Interreg Project - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Manchester
  • Emily Westwell, Kindling Trust - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Manchester
  • Gareth Roberts, Co-op Manager, Regather - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Sheffield
  • Gloria Dawson, Freelance Researcher - Cultural Heritage and Just City
  • Greg Davis, Coordinator, United Estates of Wythenshawe (a neighbourhood association in Manchester) - Community-led Organising in Low Income Neighbourhoods  
  • Hamish Cunningham, Professor of Internet Computing, University of Sheffield - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Sheffield
  • Hannah Berry, Co-chair, Greater Manchester Housing Action (GMHA), an alliance of individuals and organisations focused on the housing crisis in GM - Housing Futures: Community-led alternatives for Greater Manchester  (https://gmhousingaction.wordpress.com/); also participating in her capacity as a member of Homes for Change Housing Cooperative in Manchester 
  • Isaac Rose, Co-chair, GMHA - Housing Futures: Community-led alternatives for Greater Manchester
  • Jack Makau, Director, Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) Kenya - Community-led Organising in Low Income Neighbourhoods  
  • Jason Rowlands, Director of Planning, Performance and Governance, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Trust - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Sheffield
  • Jemma Hynes, Food Sync - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Manchester
  • Jenny Rouse, Head of Regional Funding North West Big Lottery Fund - The Action Research Co-operative (ARC)
  • Jessica Wilson, Health Improvement Principal, Sheffield City Council - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Sheffield
  • Jez Hall, Self-employed Consultant & Director of Shared Future CIC - The Action Research Co-operative (ARC)
  • Joanne Inglis, Chair, Lower Broughton Life (a neighbourhood association in Salford) - Community-led Organising in Low Income Neighbourhoods  
  • Joe Muturi, Leader, Muungano Wa Wanavijiji (Kenyan Alliance of Slum-Dwellers) and Global Advocacy Coordinator for East/West Africa (SDI) - Community-led Organising in Low Income Neighbourhoods  
  • John Le Corney, Chief Exec, Heeley City Farm - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Sheffield
  • Julie Asumu, Voluntary Project Manager Community Centre - The Action Research Co-operative (ARC)
  • Julie Ralph, Committee member of Sensible Housing Cooperative in Bolton - Housing Futures: Community-led alternatives for Greater Manchester
  • Karen Shannon, Manchester Histories - Whose Knowledge Matters? Contesting Sustainable Urban Development
  • Kate Finney, Co-Founder and Lead Facilitator at amity - The Action Research Co-operative (ARC)
  • Laura Ager, Freelance Film Programmer and Event Organiser - Cultural Heritage and Just City
  • Laura Williams, Activism Officer at Global Justice Now - The Action Research Co-operative (ARC)
  • Leon Ballin, Network Manager, Sustainable Food Cities - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Sheffield
  • Leon Ballin, Sustainable Food Cities - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Manchester
  • Liz Harris, Health GM / Programme Tameside Manager, Public Health, Tameside - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Manchester
  • Liz Richardson, Reader, University of Manchester - The Action Research Co-operative (ARC)
  • Louise Matrix Evans, Chief Executive, Quantum Technology - Local Governance, Environmental Planning and Community Engagement in Greater Manchester 
  • Lucy Danger, Chair, GM Food Partnership Board - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Manchester
  • Maria Allen, Committee member, Mums Mart (a neighbourhood association in Manchester) - Community-led Organising in Low Income Neighbourhoods  
  • Mark Atherton, GM Director of Environment, Greater Manchester Combined Authority - Local Governance, Environmental Planning and Community Engagement in Greater Manchester 
  • Mark Burton, Steady State Manchester - Whose Knowledge Matters? Contesting Sustainable Urban Development
  • Megan Blake, Food Justice Researcher, University of Sheffield - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Sheffield
  • Mick Davies, Member and Staff at New Longsight Housing Cooperative in Longsight - Housing Futures: Community-led alternatives for Greater Manchester
  • Nick Spencer, School Procurement, Taylor Shaw - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Sheffield
  • Paul Maher, Director at The Children’s Society - The Action Research Co-operative (ARC)
  • Pauline Petrie, Committee member, Mums Mart (a neighbourhood association in Manchester) - Community-led Organising in Low Income Neighbourhoods  
  • Mike Drabble, Councillor and Cabinet Adviser for Children, Young People and Families (Tackling Poverty), Sheffield City Council - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Sheffield
  • René Meijer, Volunteer, Real Junk Food Sheffield - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Sheffield
  • Richard Goulding, Research Consultant and PhD Candidate at University of Sheffield (focused on the financialisation of the housing sector in Greater Manchester) - Housing Futures: Community-led alternatives for Greater Manchester
  • Rick Watson, Food Group Lead, Sheffield Climate Alliance - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Sheffield
  • Rowland Atkinson, Chair of Inclusive Societies, University of Sheffield - Just Universities
  • Ruby Munson-Hurst, Fundraiser, Sage Green Fingers - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Sheffield
  • Sam Smith, Committee member, Lower Broughton Life (a neighbourhood association in Salford) - Community-led Organising in Low Income Neighbourhoods  
  • Sharon Davis, Coordinator, Mums Mart (a neighbourhood association in Manchester)
  • Stephen Connelly, Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield - Trade Union Pathways to Low-carbon Transition in Yorkshire and Humber 
  • Steve Barraclough, Store Manager, Waitrose - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Sheffield
  • Steve Connor, Chief Executive, Creative Concern - Local Governance, Environmental Planning and Community Engagement in Greater Manchester 
  • Susan Hird, Consultant in Public Health, Sheffield City Council - Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE) - Sheffield
  • Susan Schofield, Secretary, Lower Broughton Life(a neighbourhood association in Salford) - Community-led Organising in Low Income Neighbourhoods  
  • Susanne Martikke, Research Officer, GMCVO - The Action Research Co-operative (ARC)
  • Tina Bugliosi, Environmental Policy Officer, Greater Manchester Combined Authority - Local Governance, Environmental Planning and Community Engagement in Greater Manchester 
  • Tony Whyton, Professor, Birmingham City University - Cultural Heritage and Just City
  • Wendy Drennan, Committee member, Mums Mart (a neighbourhood association in Manchester) - Community-led Organising in Low Income Neighbourhoods