Supporting the next generation of campaigners


SMK is supported by an extensive network of Associates – themselves some of the UK’s leading campaigners, organisers and commentators. Our Associates support the delivery of our training, coaching and consultancy according to their specific skills and experience.

As a community, SMK staff and Associates are deeply committed to ensuring our support is of the highest quality. We evaluate all of our delivery ourselves and also commission a bi-annual external evaluation. Associates and staff also come together twice a year to share learning and experience and work together to continually improve our practise.

Kathleen Christie

Kathleen Christie is an experienced campaigner, charity learning partner and trainer.  She works across the charity sector including with Amnesty International, Mencap and the Criminal Justice Alliance.  Kathleen is the Course Director for SMK’s Campaign Carousel programme and keeps an eye on the content and quality of SMK’s training, as well as delivering core courses and coaching Carousel participants @kathchristie3

Marcia Walker

Marcia is a campaign strategist with 20 years of experience working with diverse communities. She has worked with UK and international charities including Save the Children, Plan UK, Mencap, RNLI & Amnesty International. Marcia leads SMK’s youth training offer working to build young activists’ understanding of and confidence in creating lasting change.  @marciawalks 

Colin Dutton

Colin has ten years’ experience of working with young people since doing a BA Youth Work and Community Development (JNC) Degree in 2010. He is currently the Senior Participation Youth Worker at MAP Young People in Norfolk and is passionate for youth participation and youth rights.  @Colin_Dutton87

Natasha Adams

A recognised thought leader in understanding how social movements make change happen. I specialise in movement research, campaign strategy, developing and managing activist networks, deep organising and training.

Emma Smale

Experienced in policy analysis, research and campaign design, as well as advising on organisational and political strategy.

Amanda Stone

Independent consultant & coach on campaigning, communications & fundraising to international & UK NGOs, specialising in gender rights.

Shauneen Lambe

Shauneen is a barrister and attorney who is dedicated to using the law as a tool for social justice and her strategic litigation work has regularly changed the law. As the co-founder and CEO of Just for Kids Law, she developed the holistic model of representation for children.  Shauneen delivers SMK’s ‘Using the legal system to achieve change’ training.  @ShauneenLambe

Dr Mena Fombo

Founding Director of Black Girl Convention, a Social enterprise campaigning for equality focused on Creativity, Everyday Activism and Connecting Communities.

Ben Ballin

Working for change, learning and justice. A freelance campaigns and strategy development consultant.

Viv Groskop

Writer, Comedian, Broadcaster and author of How to Own the Room.

Beverly Duckworth

Advocacy and Campaigns Consultant and former head of campaigns at World Development Movement and former campaign coordinator at Amnesty International UK.

John Ellis

Independent campaigner and teacher supporting charities and not-for-profits to campaign for change.

Liz Murray

Head of Scottish campaigns, Global Justice Now

Jenny Ross

Consultant and Coach – specialising in policy influencing, advocacy, campaigns and change management.

Ceri Goddard

Associate Director of Social Justice for the Dartington Hall Trust and previous Director of Equality Innovation at The Young Foundation.

Emma Taggart

Coach, facilitator and consultant working with clients in all sectors to help people think clearly, improve workplace performance and develop leadership skills.

Belinda Pratten

A policy analyst and researcher with over twenty years working in the academic and voluntary sectors.

Anne Bowers

A consultant in strategic change and innovative programme development, particularly for public sector leaders.

Jim Coe

A freelance consultant, who provides evaluation and strategy support to, a wide range of funders, national and international NGOs and networks.

Moira Fraser-Pearce

A consultant offering support on policy, influencing and strategy and executive coaching and mentoring, with particular focus on voluntary sector change, impact, and support for women senior leaders.

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SMK is always looking for experienced people who can facilitate training, speak at events or join our Associate pool.

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