Cristina works within NPC’s research and consulting team as Senior Consultant. She conducts research and strategic reviews, helping funders and charities to develop theories of change and to think strategically about how they can make a difference in specific thematic areas. She brings to the role an in-depth understanding of issues relating to migration and refugees, housing & homelessness, poverty and disadvantage, and human trafficking.
Before joining NPC, Cristina has worked for over a decade in the charity sector. She started off her career by helping to set up and co-run for several years the Migrants’ Rights Network. She then joined the Human Trafficking Foundation where she led on the development of its research programme on modern slavery. More recently, she has worked at the Association for Charitable Foundations where she was responsible for facilitating strategic conversations and collaborative initiatives with grant-making foundations wishing to improve the effectiveness of their funding in the social justice space.
Cristina holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Bologna (Italy), a MA in Refugee Studies from the University of East London and a Postgradutae Certificate in Grant-making, Philanthropy and Social Investment from CASS Business School.
Why I work at NPC:
Having worked with charities and grant-making foundations for several years, I am acutely aware of the importance for the third sector to improve its overall effectiveness in order to be able to make a real difference in people’s lives. I see working at NPC as the perfect opportunity to help charities and funders be more intentional about what they are trying to achieve, why and how.