Appointment of 2023-24 Research Fellow

The Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust, in partnership with the research group Corporate Watch, is pleased to announce the appointment of Amber O’Sullivan as this year’s Research Fellow.

Amber’s research will primarily support a project looking at companies benefiting from the privatisation of our NHS. This will include conducting research on corporations including their structure, finances and activities, contributing to articles and reports, and supporting the dissemination of Corporate Watch’s work through collaboration with campaign groups and media outlets or via social media.

The annual research fellowship is funded by the Trust to give an individual the opportunity to further develop their skills and interests in research within the not-for-profit sector.

The fellowship will run until October 2024, and any publications Amber leads on for Corporate Watch will be made available on the Trust’s website.

The Research Fellowship is an annual initiative which is carried out in conjunction with a partner organisation. The Fellowship is intended to facilitate research with a socialist orientation, consistent with the broad aims of the Trust. One of the aims of the initiative is to provide an opportunity for new researchers to develop their research interests and capacities in a politically focused environment and thus, over time, enhance the human resources that can support radical research.

Previous partner organisations include: The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), The World Transformed, The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, CAAT, Compass, Ruskin College, the TUC, The Equality Trust, New Economics Foundation, the Fabian Society.