Our team

On this page, you can find out about the people behind Woodbrooke learning and how they can help you. You can also explore our list of staff tutors, associate tutors, and academic staff.

Learning and Research Team

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‘Ben’ Pink Dandelion

‘Ben’ Pink Dandelion is Woodbrooke’s Programme Leader for Research. Ben began his academic work in Quaker studies in the late 1980s, co-founding the Quaker Studies…

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Aled Vernon-Rees

Aled Vernon-Rees is Woodbrooke’s Communication Officer. Aled works alongside the Head of Communications and the Learning & Research Administration Team to maintain and produce content…

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Beccy Berridge

Beccy Berridge is Woodbrooke’s Learning & Research Administration Manager. Having previously worked at Woodbrooke in several administrative roles for eight years, Beccy spent a decade…

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Carl Phillip

Carl Phillip is part of Woodbrooke’s Learning and Research Administration Team. Along with other members of the team he is responsible for supporting all aspects…

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Elize Sakamoto

Elize Sakamoto is Woodbrooke’s Programme Coordinator for Quaker Service and Roles. She is on the Quaker Peace and Social Witness Central Committee, having served as…

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith is Woodbrooke’s Head of Finance and Compliance. Outside of figures he is interested in nature and in early British and Christian history, particularly…

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Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison is Woodbrooke’s Project Manager for the Climate Crisis: Spiritual Nurture and Learning Project. Kim has over 13 years experience of direct action, campaigning,…

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Lynda Scotson

Lynda Scotson is part of Woodbrooke’s Learning and Research Administration Team. Along with other members of the team she is responsible for supporting all aspects…

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Mandy Cooper

Mandy Cooper is Woodbrooke’s CEO. Mandy brings a rich leadership experience to her role at Woodbrooke, joining at the end of 2023  from Bayberry Ltd….

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Rachael Swancott

Rachael Swancott is Woodbrooke’s Head of Community and Engagement. Rachael has a particular interest in working with Friends to be an Anti-Racist faith group and…

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Rhiannon Grant

Rhiannon Grant is Woodbrooke’s Deputy Programme Leader for Research and Programme Coordinator for Modern Quaker Thought. Rhiannon’s work at Woodbrooke spans academic and practice-based approaches…

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Simon Best

Simon Best is Woodbrooke’s Head of Programmes & Partnerships. He has overall responsibility for Woodbrooke’s learning and research programmes, and is responsible for supporting the…

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Simonne Wood

Simonne Wood is Woodbrooke’s Programme Coordinator for Worship & Spirituality. She has a background in adult vocational education and academic administration, with a specialism in…

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Stuart Masters

Stuart Masters is Woodbrooke’s Programme Coordinator for History & Theology. He coordinates the history and theology area of Woodbrooke’s programmes and offers learning opportunities that…

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Tanya Hubbard

Tanya Hubbard is Woodbrooke’s Programme Coordinator for Racial & Social Justice. Tanya is a facilitator and trainer of conflict transformation and dialogue. She has worked…

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