The work of BVSC Research is led and coordinated by our Director of Research, Sophie Wilson. Sophie has worked in the third sector for over twenty five years and has extensive experience in areas including volunteering, social action, criminal justice, homelessness, mental health and substance misuse.
Prior to joining BVSC, Sophie spent six years as Chief Operating Officer of Sova, a national criminal justice charity specialising in mentoring support for juvenile and adult offenders, and those at risk of offending.
Sophie is studying for a Master’s in Public Administration with the University of Birmingham, where she is specialising in ‘systems change’ in public services; with a particular interest in leadership, co-production and commissioning in complexity.
BVSC Research offer tailored research and evaluation programmes to meet the needs of our partners, including thematic areas of research, co-produced and peer-led research, evaluation and learning for specific projects and dissemination of learning. We also offer a wide range of consultancy support to the sector, in areas such as leadership, values-based approaches, strategic planning and capacity building.