Claire Ainsley

Claire Ainsley is Director of Communications and External Affairs at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). Prior to joining JRF, she worked in public affairs and communications in the public and voluntary sectors, and at the Transport and General Workers’ Union (now Unite) as national press officer. She holds a MSc Global Politics from Birkbeck at the University of London and an undergraduate degree in Politics from the University of York. She is a Trustee of the Political Studies Association, and a judge for the 2017 Orwell Social Evils Prize.