Meet The Team
Our small, dedicated team are based in Yorkshire. Our patron is the Rt Revd. Steven Croft who is the current Bishop of Oxford and who also sits in the House of Lords. You can read Bishop Steven's full Presidential Address endorsing the campaign's work at it's origins here.
JO MUSKER-SHERWOOD, DIRECTOR
Jo's interest in climate change stems from her time volunteering in Peru and a year she spent working with asylum seekers and refugees. Together with campaigners and MPs from across the UK, Jo has been working over the last four years to research the best ways of communicating the urgency of the climate crisis with UK politicians. Jo lives in Sheffield close to the National Peak District which provides plenty of inspiration for her work.
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SARAH ROBINSON, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Sarah is originally from Northumberland and moved to Sheffield to complete her undergraduate in BSc Psychology. Her passion and interest in Climate Change has been strengthened through research for her undergraduate dissertation on Environmental Psychology. She has been part of Hope for the Future for over three years now, contributing to HFTF's approach to effective MP engagement through the design and delivery of training. Sarah coordinates our work in local constituencies and leads our schools project.
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TOM WYMER, RESEARCHER
Tom is originally from Surrey and is currently studying for a degree in Politics at the University of Sheffield. He first became interested in efforts to tackle climate change in the run-up to the Paris Climate Talks in 2015. He believes that Hope for the Future's unique approach of engaging with politicians provides a really effective way of pushing climate change up the political agenda.
LOGAN ROBIN, RESEARCHER
Logan grew up in Hillsborough, and now studies German & Politics at the University of Sheffield. Logan’s study further advanced his knowledge of the links between politics, economics, and climate change. He spent a year living in Berlin and Frankfurt. Taking inspiration from the numerous steps Germany has taken to reduce its environmental footprint, he now works for Hope For The Future as a researcher helping find solutions to climate change.
GEORGIA ROBINSON, ADMINSTRATOR
Georgia is originally from Nottingham, and is currently studying for her undergraduate degree in Politics and Sociology at the University of Sheffield. Georgia’s studies have sparked her interest in tacking climate change and using political means of doing so. She is inspired by Hope for the Future’s innovative approach which aims to start the process towards a sustainable future by first equipping ordinary individuals so they are better prepared to raise the urgency to their MPs.
Sarah buck, fundraiser
Sarah is originally from a small town called Oswaldtwistle (home of the world's largest pear drop!) but Sheffield is currently home. She has been a fundraiser for a number of organisations, from big ones like Christian Aid, to small ones like the Genesis Trust and Clifton Park Museum. She currently works part time for a brilliant international development charity and is really excited to be joining Hope for the Future as their new fundraiser for one day a week. When Sarah is not busy fundraising, she loves to walk, camp, bake and craft.
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JULIA CUSHION, TRAINING AND LOCAL COUNCILS COORDINATOR
Julia is an MA Social Research student at the University of Sheffield, having studied an undergraduate degree in Combined Social Sciences at Durham University. She has been passionate about politics and climate change from a young age, but gained most of her knowledge about political engagement while working for the UK Parliament Outreach and Engagement Service. Julia now coordinates and delivers training across the country, as well as leading on our new project with local councils.
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EMMA STEVENS, EVENTS COORDINATOR
Emma is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Sheffield and her research looks at perceptions of flood risk and climate change with a view to inform more effective communication of these issues to the public (part funded by UoS and the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures). Emma's interest in climate change has inspired her to pursue a career in public outreach and engagement following the completion of her studies.
For event enquiries please contact emma.hopeftf.gmail.com
LAURA D’HENIN, RESEARCH MENTOR
Laura is originally from the Wirral and works as an Environmental Consultant in Manchester. She worked for Hope for the Future for 4 years as Senior Researcher before moving on to her new role. Laura has stayed on as a research adviser as she is passionate about the aims of Hope for the Future. She believes that making people feel equipped and prepared to meet with their MP can generate really positive outcomes. Her passions lie in renewable energy and sustainable development and she hopes to build her own Eco House in the future.
Briony Latter, Communications Volunteer
Briony is based in London and currently works in communications after spending time working in the creative industry. She completed an MA in Climate Change: History, Culture, Society at King’s College London in 2018 where her dissertation research looked at communication and engagement with the older generation in England. Briony volunteers for Hope for the Future by assisting with and advising on a range of communication including social media as well as writing blogs about climate change communication.
Robbie macpherson, intern
Robbie is from Preston, Lancashire and is currently in his second year at the University of Sheffield studying Politics and Sociology. Robbie’s interest in Climate Change was catalysed by events such as the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, the Refugee Crisis, and talks of a climate emergency. He believes that by empowering citizens with the education necessary to take up issues with their representatives, then climate change will appear on everybody’s radar.