Dr Clare Collins
Clare is a former Senior Civil Servant at the Ministry of Justice (then the Lord Chancellor’s Department) where she led departmental implementation of the Human Rights Act. Now an experienced consultant and author of a number of publications, Clare has specialist expertise in mental health, offender health, long term conditions, working with regulators, and equalities and human rights across sectors. She holds a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the London School of Economics.
“Research projects with Revolving Doors Agency enable me to work with a diverse range of participants, including those who are seldom heard. Currently I am lead researcher on a project engaging people with multiple and complex needs to inform HM Courts and the Tribunal Service’s digital transformation programme. I also worked on the agency’s recent evaluation of Camden CCG’s personal health budgets pilot.”
Claire has been a Commissioner of Substance Misuse Services and a Community Safety Manager before becoming an independent consultant in 2004, working specifically in the field of Health & Justice. She holds an MSc (Distinction) in Substance Misuse Policy and Intervention and is also a qualified Prince2 practitioner. Claire has been working with the Revolving Doors Agency for over ten years on a number of projects including Liaison & Diversion and Lived Experience.
“As a former police officer I have a special interest in assisting Health & Justice teams to strengthen their Liaison & Diversion provision by undertaking needs assessments and/or service reviews in the secure estate which includes prisons, secure children’s homes and immigration removal centres. It’s always great to share this expertise with Revolving Doors, whose work is so important.”
Leah is an experienced fundraiser and senior manager in the voluntary sector where she has supported charities to raise income from both public agencies and private donors and organisations. Her consulting work specialises in fundraising and strategy development and includes support to a range of local and national charities and social enterprises – both generating income directly and advising senior staff on related matters.
“The opportunity to support Revolving Doors’ income generation activity, working alongside the team is a privilege. The organisation’s ability to realise and embed the value of lived experience in their clients, and their own work, and to use it to effect systems change which makes a significant difference for many people, continues to impress me.”
Lynda Bridger and Sylvia Ross
Sylvia and Lynda met whilst training to be Chartered Accountants at BDO in the 90s. Lynda left BDO in 2004 and worked as a finance manager for a fair trade charity whilst Sylvia continued at BDO as Head of CSR and Diversity. In 2011 they joined forces again to provide finance support to small charities. They work with a diverse portfolio of clients and began working with Revolving Doors in 2017.
"We enjoy the flexibility and diversity of supporting small charities as this allows us to develop a close working relationship."