Peter Dawson

Peter Dawson


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.

He graduated from the University of Strathclyde in summer 2017 with a MSc in Political Research with his dissertation focusing upon the impact of increasing levels of secularisation on public attitudes to strands of social policy. Having previously obtained a BA in Politics from the same university in summer 2013, he also gained experience working as an intern with Skills Development Scotland’s Evaluation & Research department in Paisley. This followed his time as a Project Officer for a small community charity in the north west Highlands, researching development opportunities within the region. He has also carried out voluntary experience working for Citizens Advice Scotland as well as in the heritage and creative arts sectors.

During his spare time Peter is a keen runner, enjoys listening to music (including playing guitar) and stressing himself out supporting Liverpool FC!



Other team members

Cian Murphy

Cian Murphy Co Managing Director

Cian first joined nfpSynergy as an Intern in January 2011. He is now Director of nfpSynergy Ireland and is responsible for our bespoke and syndicated research in Ireland.
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.
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.
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.

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