Benjamin Saint

Benjamin Saint

Research Assistant

Benjy joined nfpSynergy in June 2018 and provides support across the public audience’s research team.

He holds an MA in Terrorism, Security and Society from King’s College London, where his dissertation explored the position of British Muslims in relation to counter-terror discourse in Westminster. He previously studied BA Politics and Sociology at the University of Sheffield.

Prior to joining nfpSynergy, Benjy gained experience in public policy research at an international government affairs company, before gaining insight into polling at a strategic consultancy firm. He also volunteered abroad last year in Nigeria for three months.

In his spare time, Benjy is an avid reader, pale ale enthusiast and ardent follower of Coventry City FC.

Other team members

Bijal Rama

Bijal Rama Senior Researcher

Bijal joined nfpSynergy as a Research Assistant in January 2014. She now leads on our tracking research in Ireland (ICEM) and assists with the Charity Awareness Monitor and our research with Families.
Claire Bennett

Claire Bennett Head of Projects

Claire oversees all the bespoke qualitative and quantitative research we do including impact evaluations, service user engagement, stakeholder audits and much more.
Heather Sturgess

Heather Sturgess Researcher

Heather joined nfpSynergy in July 2016 and works on our government and parliamentary awareness monitors (CPM, CCPM) and professionals monitors (JAAM, PHM).
Jenny Smith

Jenny Smith Researcher

Jenny joined nfpSynergy in April 2018. She supports the Public Audiences team, working on a range of public audience research monitors, including the Charity Awareness Monitor and Brand Attributes.
Jo Fischl

Jo Fischl Head of Public Audiences Research

Jo joined nfpSynergy in September 2012 and overseas all our general public audience research including nfpSynergy’s Charity Awareness Monitor. Alongside this she works on a wide range qualitative and quantitative bespoke projects for clients, with a particular focus on impact evaluation and research with service users.
Joe Saxton

Joe Saxton Driver of Ideas

Joe Saxton is Driver of Ideas at nfpSynergy and its founder. Joe works on a range of specific projects, especially those that look at strategic advice on fundraising or communications, or wider organisational issues.
Peter Dawson

Peter Dawson Research Assistant

Peter joined nfpSynergy in June 2018 and supports the work undertaken by the Public Audiences team assisting on the production and delivery of the Charity Awareness Monitor.
Rei Kanemura

Rei Kanemura Senior Researcher

Rei joined nfpSynergy in July 2015. She provides research and administrative support to the Projects Team, helping with the design and analysis of bespoke projects for our clients.