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'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 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. Sarah joined the Hope for the Future team in November 2015, since then 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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Logan grew up in Hillsborough and studied German & Politics at the University of Sheffield. Hid study allowed him to gain an appreciation for the links between politics and climate change. He too inspiration from the steps Germany has taken to reduce its carbon footprint, after spending a year living in Berlin & Frankfurt. He now works for Hope For The Future as a researcher helping find solutions to climate change.

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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 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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Georgina is a recent International Relations and Politics graduate from the University of Sheffield. During her time at university Georgina spent a year studying at the University of Hong Kong.

Her studies of development, global political economy and environmental justice led to her be increasingly engaged in the issue of climate change. After volunteering with Hope for the Future, Georgina became a lobbying assistant at the charity.

She is interested in empowering people to take action by finding middle ground in the often-cynical world of politics, levelling the playing field between MPs and the ordinary people who care about the climate.



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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. 

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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 Cardiff and is undertaking a PhD in the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST). She completed an MA in Climate Change: History, Culture, Society at King’s College London in 2018. Prior to her PhD she worked in communications and the creative industry. Briony volunteers for Hope for the Future by assisting with, advising on and analysing a range of communications and has written a blog series on climate change communications.


Rachel Mander, church outreach officer


Rachel is a Cambridge philosophy graduate originally from Birmingham. She has joined us after a year working in Westminster for an MP. Her main interests are the philosophical and theological roots of the environmental crisis and faith-based activism.


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Robbie macpherson, Schools and Youth OUTREACH OFFICER


Robbie is from Preston, Lancashire and is studying Politics and Sociology at the University of Sheffield. After interning with us Robbie has joined our staff team, his interests include the securitisation of the Climate Crisis, climate communications, and youth engagement.

Robbie believes the best way to mitigate the climate crisis is for bottom-up movements to run parallel with top-down action, believing this can be achieved by empowering citizens with the education necessary to effectively raise the climate crisis with their MPs/Councillors.

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