Director of Research

Victoria heads up the research team, making sure that our work is original, exciting, robust and compelling. She oversees The Young Foundation’s diverse range of projects.

She previously worked at The Young Foundation and was principal investigator on our ESRC-funded project on high cost credit in Wales, as well as leading our work on social innovation theory. She returned to The Young Foundation in 2018 after spending time working for Ofgem and Nesta. She has also worked in consultancy for a range of third sector and public sector clients, and for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Victoria has a BA in geography and Hispanic studies from The University of Birmingham and an MSc in applied social psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London.


Leading research, driving change

Publication Posted on: 22 March 2023

Kickstarting careers in research

Publication Posted on: 21 July 2022

Far to go: diversity and inclusion in social research

Publication Posted on: 1 September 2021

Covid-19 and community life: the people’s strategy

Publication Posted on: 29 October 2020

Covid-19 and community life: why are cases rising?

Publication Posted on: 8 October 2020

Covid-19 and community life: divided we stand?

Publication Posted on: 30 September 2020

Safety in numbers?

Publication Posted on: 30 June 2020

The Voices of Basic Income

Publication Posted on: 5 April 2020

Flipping the coin: two sides of community wealth in England

Publication Posted on: 15 November 2019

Healthy New Towns: Putting Health into Place

Publication Posted on: 22 October 2019

Credit where credit’s due?

Publication Posted on: 24 May 2016

On the Ground: community mapping in Barnet

Publication Posted on: 3 July 2015

Growing Social Innovation: A guide for policy makers

Publication Posted on: 7 April 2015


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