The project is led by Georgina Brewis at UCL and Angela Ellis Paine at City supported by a Stakeholder Advisory Board.

Professor Georgina Brewis is the project Director. Georgina is Professor of Social History at IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society and a historian of charity, humanitarianism, students and higher education. Georgina’s latest books are open access Transformational Moments in Social Welfare – What Role for Voluntary Action? (Policy Press, 2021) and Humanitarianism in the Modern World: The Moral Economy of Famine Relief (CUP, 2020), as is a recent article on charity archives in the journal Area. Georgina has advised numerous voluntary organisations on archive issues, overseeing the deposit of the Volunteering England archive at LSE, the NCVYS and Children England archives at UCL, and the UK Youth archive at the University of Birmingham. She is a member of the Records at Risk steering group and on the advisory board of related archives projects including MIRRA

Dr Angela Ellis Paine is project Co-Investigator. Angela is Lecturer in Voluntary Sector Management at Bayes Business School, City University. Prior to joining Bayes, Angela was a Research Fellow in both the Third Sector Research Centre and Health Services Management Centre at University of Birmingham. Angela has been undertaking research on voluntary sector organisations, volunteering and participation for over 20 years. Angela has expertise in qualitative research approaches, including longitudinal methods, and is committed to working collaboratively within research. Angela is chair of the Editorial Management Board and International Advisory Board for the journal Voluntary Sector Review. Angela and Georgina collaborated on Transformational Moments in Social Welfare – What Role for Voluntary Action? (Policy Press, 2021) and a recent article in the journal Area.

Paul Beard is an AHRC-funded collaborative doctoral partnership student between UCL and The National Archives and part-time Research Assistant for the ARP. His project working title is ‘Charity and voluntary sector archives at risk: Conceptualising and contextualising a neglected archives sector’. His academic interests include models of recordkeeping practice and professionalism in the sector. Paul has 10 years’ experience working and volunteering in museums, archives and the heritage sector.

Dr Justin Davis Smith is the Chair of the project’s Stakeholder Advisory Board. Justin is a Associate Professor at the Centre for Charity Effectiveness at City, University of London. He was previously Chief Executive of Volunteering England, Director of the Institute for Volunteering Research and Executive Director of Volunteering at NCVO. He has over 20 years researching and leading in the volunteering movement and has advised the UK Government and the United Nations on the development of volunteering policy. He is the author of NCVO’s centenary history 100 Years of NCVO and Voluntary Action: Idealists and Realists.

Stakeholder Advisory Board

Current Membership is as follows:

  • Beth Astridge, UK Philanthropy Archive and TNA, University of Kent
  • Rob Baker, Archivist, Blind Veterans UK
  • Professor Virginia Berridge, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Dr Charlotte Clements Senior Lecturer in History, London South Bank University
  • Mark Eccleston, Archivist and Project Manager, Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Irene Hardill, Professor of Public Policy at Northumbria University.
  • Professor Sarah Mills, Loughborough University
  • Ruth Imeson, Heritage Services Manager & Inspire Data Protection Officer, Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries, Nottinghamshire Archives
  • Hannah Jones, Sector Development Team, TNA
  • Professor Pat Thane, FBA, King’s College London