Alessandra Radicati

Senior Researcher

Alessandra is an ethnographer with a background in critical development studies, anthropology and geography. She was previously at the Institute for Global Prosperity at UCL, supporting research on inequality in east London, with a focus on citizen science-led approaches.

Alice Bell

Senior Researcher

Alice joined The Young Foundation in 2020, having previously gained experience as a Government Social Research intern. She is enthusiastic about exploring innovative and inclusive methods to involve diverse communities in impactful research.

Amelia Clayton

Research Officer

After completing her masters in sociology, Amelia joined The Young Foundation as a research officer. Amelia has a passion for uplifting marginalised voices, especially disabled and chronically ill voices. She is also interested in research into role-playing games, and in fringe subcultures.

Angela Wilby

Operations Administrator

Angela has a BA in history, having specialised in social research and reform in the post-war period. She now combines her organisational skills with her passion for social innovation by providing support to the Operations Team and across The Young Foundation.

Charlene Stagon

Senior Innovation Practitioner

Charlene brings extensive experience leading large, complex innovation programmes across the public sector, arts and culture, health and care and local communities. She is skilled in developing partnerships that explore how people-powered innovation can create meaningful change in complex systems.

Charlotte Healy

Social Business Lead

Charlotte’s background is working as an Economic Development Programme Manager in Local Government. She loves all things social enterprise and is interested in how we can use social innovation to create a more equal society. 

Chelsea McDonagh

Senior Researcher

Chelsea joined The Young Foundation in 2021 after working as an education policy and campaigns officer at the Traveller Movement, and a youth research and campaigns officer at Partnership for Young London. Chelsea is passionate about working with young people and changing research approaches to make them more accessible.

Daniel Farag

Director of Innovation and Practice

Dan leads our practical social change and innovation work with communities, public systems, and social enterprises. He has worked across the public, private and charitable sectors, and was previously a director of Nesta’s Health Lab.

Dorine Mwesiga

Programme Manager, Institute for Community Studies

Previously a Partnerships Manager with police forces across South East England, Dorine supported frontline officers who are more representative of the communities they serve. She has delivered diverse programmes and worked with multiple stakeholders. Dorine joined The Young Foundation in September 2021.

Emily Morrison

Head, Institute for Community Studies

Emily joined us from the British Council, where she developed the global research portfolio. She has led and conducted a broad range of international research projects, and previously held positions at University College London and King’s College London. Emily has a long-standing interest in participatory and creative research approaches.

Emma Hulme

Innovation Practitioner

Joining The Young Foundation in 2022, Emma’s background is in curating and managing projects and events. She is passionate about platforming the voices we hear the least from, and believes – through sharing our stories and experiences – we can create meaningful change.

Felicia Barrow

Senior Finance Officer

A key member of the Finance and Corporate Resources team, Felicia is passionate about our organisation, and a gifted communicator, with expertise in operations, policy development and implementation, change management and frontline service delivery for the private, public, and charity and not-for-profit sectors. She is a Foundation Chartered Manager (fCMgr) in Management and Leadership.

Committed to equality, diversity and inclusion

The Young Foundation has a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). We want to be an inclusive place to work, and we aim to create opportunities and reduce barriers for everyone.

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