Oliver Rackham

Researcher and IntegratED Project Manager

I was drawn to the CSJ because of its success in delivering positive interventions for those most in need in our society. I want to continue our work in bringing the voices of the most disadvantaged to the heart of the debate in Westminster. Having grown-up and been politically active in a deindustrialising and transitioning town, I believe social policy to bring benefit to the communities it’s targeting when built upon the views of those it affects.

I am currently working in the Education team, as a Researcher and the IntegratED Project Manager. I support the project in its mission to reduce the number of preventable school exclusions and improve the quality of alternative provision. I also assist in our organising of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for School Exclusions and Alternative Provision.

I originally read History at the University of Bristol, focusing on British politics in the postmodern era, before going on to study the Graduate Diploma in Law. I have worked for two organisations focusing on the promotion and protection of international human rights, having also supported several pro-bono initiatives specialising in family law, immigration policy, modern slavery, as well as debt advice and welfare claims. I have also interned for two Members of Parliament.

Something you might not know about me

After graduating I volunteered in Brazil, working in Rio de Jeneiro’s favelas, finding it to be an extremely rewarding experience. I supported residents in their bringing of housing and specifically, land rights claims.

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