Meet the Social Change team
We combine our skills in research, psychology, design, digital, PR and marketing. This collective force is a perfect blend of free thinking and strategic thinking.
We are constantly looking at innovative ways to help people overcome the behaviours that are affecting their health, wellbeing and the environment we all live in.
Kelly is an award winning strategic marketer, communicator and researcher with significant experience working at a senior level delivering research programmes and creative and effective marketing strategies for household brands, government departments and public sector clients.
Kelly’s passion and specialism is in behaviour change campaigns and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes. She has a keen interest and specialism in health related behaviour change campaigns, digital tech and digital marketing and how to use BIG data.
Kelly has advised the government on climate change adaptation in business and authored two government reports on climate change. In addition, Kelly has authored reports on alcohol harm reduction, obesity and healthy towns, smoking prevalence and e-cigarette use amongst children, teenage pregnancy and health inequalities.
Educated to masters level (MBA), Kelly is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (Chartered Status) and Market Research Society and is a Google alumni.
Kelly has developed social marketing tools and resources that have been published and used globally and her work is published in six international journals. She is also a regular speaker at national conferences and universities and a regular guest on BBC radio.
Out of work Kelly spends a lot of time on the coast – being near the sea and on the water is in her DNA.
Savannah graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2014 with a degree in Media Production, specialising in design. Since joining Social Change UK in early 2016, Savannah has worked on a range of insight-led creative projects including JustBe Croydon, Tagged Rugby and HeadsUp.
Working in a multi-disciplinary team Savannah has developed several brands, campaigns and websites for a range of clients including Saint Gobain, The Huntercombe Group and several NHS and local authority clients.
Being a member of the creative team in a behaviour change agency means Savannah is passionate about insight and developing brands, campaigns and websites that will motivate and inspire people to change their behaviour. Savannah’s creative work has done just that – proving Design can change.
Out of work Savannah looks after her dog and reptiles. Like Rob, Savannah is also a huge Game of Thrones fan and recently returned from Croatia where some of the filming took place.
Ammar graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2013, with a degree in Psychology. Ammar specialises in understanding people through their behaviours and belief systems – using a blend of psychological theories and existing data to develop research tools right for your project.
During his time with us, Ammar has developed and refined a strong sense of awareness around research methodologies, including data collection, analysis and techniques for different audiences. He has put his knowledge and skills into practice in previous projects, whether they are quantitative or qualitative based projects, conducting research with vulnerable and hard to reach populations and being able to extract key insights from the research.
Ammar has led on research projects covering campaign evaluations, teenage smoking, smoking in pregnancy, suicide prevention, digital behaviour change, unemployment and mental health, market research, needs assessments and policy research to name a few. He identifies trends in data to uncover segments, providing further insight into how different audiences behave.
Ammar is a member of the Market Research Society and is working towards becoming a Certified Member of the MRS (CMRS) through the Continuous Personal Development programme. As part of this, Ammar undertakes training and attends conferences to refine his research expertise and learn new skills that can add value to research projects.
Outside of work Ammar swims. With flippers. He is also partial to cheese and good wine.
Jo has a background in Sport and Exercise, having completed a Bachelor’s Degree and Masters Degree in this subject area. Jo has a keen interest in the psychology of sport and the theories of behaviour change and has completed two independent projects on the stages of behaviour change in exercise adherence and the motivational methods used by personal trainers to incite behaviour change.
Jo also has a keen interest in nutrition, having previously worked with nutritional programmes and with novice and elite athletes to study their dietary behaviours. Jo also has experience of delivering workshops to young elite athletes and using a variety of data collection methods.
Jo manages our client accounts and has worked on a range of projects. Most recently, Jo has been working on a digital behaviour change project to encourage residents in Croydon to access a new programme to improve their health and wellbeing. Jo has project managed this project to ensure that the programme remains on track.
Jo is experienced in using insights from previous research to develop creative concepts with the creative team and follow this up with concept testing with target audiences.
Out of work Jo can often be found in the gym or on a sports field. Don’t ask her for a friendly game. This one is highly competitive.
Rob is our digital content creator who splits his time between being in the office growing, maintaining and innovating the digital footprint for clients and shooting videos as part of a campaign. Rob graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2015 in Media Production and specialised in multi-camera media which means he is a wiz with a camera and has a keen eye for creativity when it comes to all things video! This keen eye spreads into his ability to capture a campaign aims and objectives in a range of different video styles, paying close attention to every single shot and colour composition, tone of delivery and post production editing style.
Rob has recently homed this creative thinking into the world of animation, producing a video for the Royal Borough of Greenwich to promote their ‘Making Every Opportunity Count’ programme. For Kent County Council, Rob created a mini-series of videos with different experts across Kent and for Croydon Rob created videos and GIFS to bring more people through to JustBe – a behaviour change platform to inspire people to make a positive change in the lifestyle.
Rob is always working closely with the team to develop video content for projects to facilitate change and sits within our digital marketing team. Out of work, Rob is a Netflix and Doctor Who fanatic. Don’t mention Game of Thrones unless you want your ear chewed for several hours.
Eloise is currently completing a 2nd Masters in Social Research at the University of Lincoln. She already has a Masters in Medieval History from University College, London but was keen to expand her knowledge and make a difference in social research.
She is experienced in working on a range of social issues with a background at Macmillan Cancer Support, Mind and in International Development. She has designed and conducted both qualitative and quantitative research projects, using a mix of methodologies, approaches and theoretical models. She is experienced in synthesising a range of data sources to conduct analysis and drawing insights and recommendations from evidence.
Eloise has worked on a range of research projects from scoping resilience service provision in mental health organisations, obtaining service user feedback on services and strategy direction, exploratory research to develop a knowledge management system and evaluating project work to implement recommendations into future research design.
Outside of work Eloise is partial to some Pilates and a vivid watcher of the History Channel.
Ian is a project manager for Social Change UK with a background in cognitive psychology, market research and designing and implementing behavioural change projects. Over the last thirteen years Ian has worked across the charity, public and private sectors managing projects for clients including Coca-Cola, the Department of Health, The Premier League and Business in the Community. He is passionate about applying his knowledge for social good and has managed CSR education projects, launched a condom social marketing initiative in Africa and has worked with community sport projects across the UK. He completed a Psychology MA from Edinburgh University and an MSc in Cognition and Decision Science from UCL.
Ian enjoys cooking spicy food and playing sport when away from work. He is even learning Italian (to impress the in-laws!).
Damian is a high-achieving and award-winning advertising professional with some 20 years’ experience in the industry. His campaigns have been awarded by the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA), Publicity Association Northern Ireland (PANI) and HEIST. Damian has worked on some of the most challenging marketing campaigns including road safety, sexual violence, domestic abuse and food safety for clients including government departments and public bodies, FMCG brands, emergency services, universities and charities. Damian is our lead in Ireland and Scotland and our specialist in social advertising.
In his spare time, Damian likes to spend time with his family and keep active on the bike!
Emily is part of our digital marketing team taking the role of marketing and PR officer. In this role, she runs our marketing campaigns, creates our content and manages our social media accounts.
Emily graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2014 with a degree in English Literature. Before joining the team at Social Change UK, she lived in Vietnam and taught English as a second language to primary school children.
Emily has a particular interest in the evolving digital sector and how marketers are utilising new technologies. She enjoys experimenting with new concepts and analysing the response it receives from the audience. As a content writer, she is passionate about sharing her knowledge of the marketing sector in our blog section, she is particularly looking forward to producing some creative marketing campaigns, some of which are currently in the pipeline!
Outside of work, Emily likes to travel and has completed two long term backpacking trips in the past few years. Be warned, if you ask her about her travels she won’t shut up!
Katy is one of our creative designers. In this role she designs for print and digital platforms to create engaging visual communication and diverse marketing campaigns.
Katy graduated from the University of Cumbria, in 2014, and did a stint in a design agency before joining the team at Social Change UK in 2017.
Whilst enjoying all aspects of design, including the refinement of concepts, Katy has a particular interest in creating brand identities with personality and editorial designs with clean alignment and thoughtful typography. She is passionate about purpose-led design, which supports positive change and adds value.
Outside of work Katy loves gardening and can tell the difference between a freesia and a sweet pea.
Could this be you?
Do you want to put your skills to good use doing something that contributes to social good? Do you want to work for a growing business that values your work? Do you want a job that you don’t mind getting up for everyday?
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