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Imogen Blood

Founder and Director of IBA, Imogen has been working in social research for over 20 years, following a career as a social worker.

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Sarah Alden

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Sarah is an experienced social policy researcher and has used the MSC technique to explore the impact of central policy and local authority led interventions, including homelessness commissioning trends and dementia friendly initiatives.

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Shani Wardle

Shani has been working with IBA for a number of years as a Research Assistant across a variety of projects. She is responsible for co-ordinating the SERA group and website content.

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Lorna Easterbrook
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Lorna has mostly worked with adults older than her – providing information; exploring life stories and views; campaigning for change. 

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Shelly Dulson
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Shelly has been working with IBA for a number of years as Programmes Manager as well as working on wide variety of research projects as a Research Assistant. She has recently completed an MA in Social Research at the University of York.

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Chloë Hands
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Following a career in Resource Management, Chloë has been working with IBA since July 2018 as Business and Research Support. She is responsible for maintaining the SERA website.

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Mark Robinson
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Mark Robinson founded Thinking Practice in 2010, through which he works across the arts and culture sector, from his base in North East England.

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Sarah Chalmers-Page
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Based in Edinburgh, Sarah is a project and service improvement specialist and has spent most of her career in the health and social care field. She believes that the best projects are the most collaborative. 

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