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 About Trans, working to change the media’s view of transgender people and a member of the feminist Women’s Budget Group.

She is the author of the Young Foundation’s Grit: The skills for success and how they are grown (2009) and One Hundred Not Out: Resilience and active ageing (2012).

Along with Geoff Mulgan, she is the co-creator of  The Observer’s Britain’s Radicals that every two years seeks to find fifty individuals and organisations in the UK innovating to make a difference in society.

She is currently working on her fourth novel.