Sam is a social innovation researcher, strategist and editor. He is currently working on Shift's Relationships Project, helping to build an evidence base for and deeper understanding of good relationship-centred design.
Before joining Shift, Sam completed the Year Here Fellowship and worked for a range of social enterprises, including Tech for Good and tbd*. Most recently, he spent time coordinating Queen Mary University’s Enterprise programme. He has a BA Hons in History from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics, where he was particularly interested in social movements and social impact organisations.
Sam recently moved from London to Vancouver, in pursuit of more things outdoors. He’s also working on a guidebook on Greece and trying (very slowly) to get to grips with a campervan conversion.
March 10, 2021
A field guide from the Relationships Project, presenting five ‘types’ of Covid volunteers and key considerations for supporting them to carry on caring.
March 8, 2021
Reflecting on what we’ve learnt from one year of Covid, this report makes the case for reflection and recuperation, and then for building energetically on the many positives from this period.
December 18, 2020
Drawing together our learning from a twelve week peer learning programme with a cohort of community businesses committed to building better relationships.
March 13, 2020
A report from the Relationships Project unearths learning for cities the world over.
February 2, 2020
A collection of inspiring examples of relationship-centred practice from across the UK.