Claire Bennett

Claire Bennett

Head of Projects

Claire joined nfpSynergy in July 2016 as the 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.

Claire has worked in the voluntary sector for over ten years for a range of international development, refugee and disability organisations. Claire was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Population Change at the University of Southampton, and remains an affiliated associate. Claire joined nfpSynergy from the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) where she was part of their Crime and Justice research team.

Claire specialises in qualitative research on sensitive and emotionally challenging topics. She did her PhD in Social Sciences at the University of Sussex, exploring lesbian perspectives of the UK asylum process. Claire is a Trustee for Detention Action.

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.
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.

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