Sophia Parker

Sophia Parker


Sophia will lead a major new programme of work, to imagine and grow radical new approaches to tackling poverty, in collaboration with JRF’s partners and people with lived experience of poverty.

Sophia has just stepped down as CEO of Little Village, the London-based charity she founded in 2016 that works to tackle child poverty. Previously she has held senior roles at thinktanks including the Resolution Foundation and Demos.

As well as roles in central government, Sophia has been a Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School, and set up Kent's pioneering Innovation Lab. Sophia brings a track record in policy, research, and designing community-based solutions to social challenges. Sophia will be based in York and will start with JRF in September.

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Twitter: @mssophiaparker