Border Crossings: Charity and voluntarism in Britain’s mixed economy of health care since 1948
The establishment of the National Health Service in 1948 was intended to be a watershed moment for charity in the health sector. However, though the roles of charity significantly diminished, scope still remained for charitable initiative. This project explores the changing roles of charity in the NHS from 1948 to present, including changes in the policy context and public attitudes to charity. This is a collaborative research project by the Universities of Birmingham, Strathclyde, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
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Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham
Habitus, Capital and Strategies: The Engagement of High-Net-Worth-Individuals in the UK Philanthrocapitalism Sub-Field
Examination of high-net-worth philanthropy in the UK, focusing on how wealthy persons apply and are influenced by the logics, experiences, and expertise from their professional background(s). Findings were based on interviews with 42 UK-based high-net-worth philanthropists, and meetings with 8 industry professionals. Individuals from business and investment backgrounds applied the same business and investment principles and practices to their philanthropy in an approach broadly referred to as ‘philanthrocapitalism’. My findings identify and elaborate on four distinct philanthrocapitalist strategies.
School of Management, University of St Andrews
Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences & Bates Wells
Mapping Philanthropy in Scotland
Addressing the previously limited number of resources exploring Scotland’s rich history of philanthropy, this project aims to develop an online story map allowing users to identify and learn about places, people, and events of philanthropic interest in Scotland.
I supported the project through: archival data collection; producing and managing blog content – read by over 14,000 people; and creating and delivering presentation materials.
Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good, University of St Andrews
University of St Andrews, Knowledge and Impact Grant (£9,000)