Sean BaineChair of Board
Sean Baine is Chair of the Board and also Co-chair of the London Equality Group.
Bill KerryCo-founder and Board member
Bill is a co-founder of The Equality Trust and works for the Trust part-time, looking after our network of supporters and autonomous local groups. Bill has written and blogged for various organisations including Oxfam and the pressure group Compass. Prior to the launch of the Trust, Bill worked as a Company Secretary across the private, charitable and social enterprise sectors.
Judith MoranBoard member
Judith Moran is the Director of Quaker Social Action, an East London charity which supports people on a low income to find solutions to the issues affecting their lives.
Kate PickettCo-founder and Board member
Kate trained in biological anthropology at Cambridge, nutritional sciences at Cornell and epidemiology at UC-Berkeley, and is currently Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. She co-founder of The Equality Trust and is co-author of The Spirit Level, and fellow of the RSA. Her research focuses on the social determinants of health, particularly the influences of such factors as income inequality, social class, neighborhood context and ethnic density on such varied outcomes as mortality and morbidity, teenage birth, violent crime, obesity, social mobility and health-related behaviors.
Richard WilkinsonCo-founder and board member
Richard has played a formative role in international research on the social determinants of health and on the societal effects of income inequality. He studied economic history at LSE before training in epidemiology. He is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School, Honorary Professor at UCL and a Visiting Professor at the University of York. Richard co-wrote The Spirit Level with Kate Pickett which won the 2011 Political Studies Association Publication of the Year Award and the 2010 Bristol Festival of Ideas Prize. Richard is also a co-founder of The Equality Trust.
Hetan ShahBoard member
Hetan Shah is Executive Director of the Royal Statistical Society, a professional society devoted to the interests of statistics and statisticians.
Laura VanderbloemenResearch Fellow
Laura is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded Research Fellow at the University of York. She is an epidemiologist and is currently completing a PhD thesis, supervised by Kate Pickett. Her research interests include longitudinal data analysis and cohort studies, maternal/child health, international health policy, data visualisation and the social/economic determinants of health, especially in the context of development.
Maddy studied Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge before specialising in social policy at the London School of Economics; she holds an MSc in Social Policy (Research). Her research interests include poverty and social justice and discourses of welfare.
Duncan ExleyBoard member
Duncan Exley is campaign director of One Society, which aims to address some of the recent evidence and trends of UK inequality and propose potential policy solutions.
John WoodPolicy and Campaigns Officer
John graduated in 2010 with an MA Honours in International Relations and French. Before taking up his role at One Society / the Equality Trust, he worked for the National Children’s Bureau and was an intern at the British Institute of Human Rights.
Larissa HansfordPolicy and Campaigns Officer