As we head into the autumnal months of the year it’s a time of turning leaves and brisker air. A time of harvesting, and sharing the fruits of our labour. In that spirit, Sophia Parker has spent some time pausing and reflecting on where we are here at JRF in our Emerging Futures work.
Sophia leads 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 was formerly CEO of Little Village, a London-based charity founded in 2016 that works to tackle child poverty. Previously Sophia has held senior roles at think tanks 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 is based in York.