Dr Alison Body

SpecialityLecturer in Philanthropic Studies, University of Kent
Lecturer in Philanthropic Studies, University of KentAlison Body is a Lecturer with the Centre for Philanthropy and the Director of Studies for their MA in Philanthropic Studies, at the University of Kent. Previously having worked in senior management positions across the voluntary and public sector, she is particularly interested in the relationship between voluntary action, the third sector and social policy, with regards to children, families and education. Recently she has published work on commissioning of children's services, youth participation, children's views on charity, the role of philanthropy in education and the co-production of education. Her latest book, ‘Children’s Charities in Crisis’ (2020) explores the lived experiences of children’s charities in a decade of austerity and change.