fellows

Rushanara Ali

Senior Fellow

Rushanara Ali is the Labour Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow. Until her resignation from Labour’s front bench in September 2014 over her decision to abstain on the vote on airstrikes in Iraq, Rushanara served as Shadow Minister for Education and Young People, and between October 2010 and October 2013, as Shadow Minister... Find out more

Saffron Woodcraft

Fellow

Saffron leads a long-term research and innovation programme about sustainable prosperity in East London at UCL’s Institute for Global Prosperity.  She convenes the London Prosperity Board, a partnership between UCL, government, businesses and communities to re-think what prosperity means for London’s neighbourhoods.  Saffron lead the Young Foundation’s work on communities for several years before establishing... Find out more

Shahaveer Hussain

Fellow

Shahaveer (Shubo) worked for The Young Foundation between March 2018 and June 2019 as Community Engagement Officer on the Tower Hamlets Communities Driving Change project. Shahaveer was born and brought up in Tower Hamlets, attended local schools and started a local business at a young age. Alongside this, he brings vast experience of working voluntarily... Find out more

William Heath

Fellow

William Heath is a social entrepreneur. He co-founded and chaired the public sector tech research business Kable Ltd (sold to GNM), co-founded and chaired Open Rights Group. He helped form a co-op that bought The Bell Inn in Bath, and another which is taking control of Bath City FC. He co-founded Mydex CIC, and Ctrl-Shift... Find out more

Yvonne Roberts

Senior Fellow

Yvonne Roberts is a novelist, journalist and former Chief Leader Writer of The Observer. She is the University of Sussex’s first political writer in residence 2016/2017. She is chair of trustees of Women in Prison, seeking to innovate to radically reduce the number of women incarcerated and reduce re-offending. She is an adviser to All... Find out more