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Sally Vivyan

Research student

Sally Vivyan is affiliated with The Open University's Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise.

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Sally holds a BSc in International Relations from LSE and an MSc in Development Management from the OU. She worked in the third sector for 13 years (in International Development and grant making charities) and is now a Research PhD student in PULSE.

Sally’s thesis will look at leadership in smaller UK charities and aims to contribute to the emerging literature that has begun to develop a framework for understanding leadership in the UK voluntary sector.

Current Research

From growth to maturity: A study of leadership in small and medium sized UK charities


Hear more from Sally in the PhD 'short' she recorded for the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership's conference.