Meet the team at the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy
Professor Adrian Sargeant, Director
Adrian is Professor of Fundraising at Plymouth University and the Director of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy.
Professor Jen Shang, Research Director
Jen is a Philanthropic Psychologist and Director of Research at the University of Plymouth Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth Business School and at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.
Ian MacQuillin, Director of Rogare
Ian manages Rogare, the fundraising think tank at the University of Plymouth Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy.
Sophie (Dejie) Kong, Lab Manager
Sophie (Dejie) Kong is a PhD student and the lab manager of Plymouth Charity Lab at Plymouth University’s Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy. She currently studies how people feel in the journey of supporting charities and how they can feel better, by exploring the concept of ‘intimacy’ in fundraising context.
Dr Claire Routley, Research Fellow
Dr Claire Routley has worked in fundraising for 14 years for charities including Bible Society, Age UK, WRVS and a local hospice. In 2015, she joined the faculty at the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy as a research fellow. Her research to date has focused on why people choose to leave legacies to charity and particularly the role of symbolic immortality in giving. She is also a tutor for the Institute of Fundraising’s qualification courses and a consultant specialising in legacy and in memory fundraising.
Kathryn Carpenter, Research Fellow
Kathryn completed her undergraduate and
postgraduate education in the School of Psychology at the University of
Exeter. Using neuroimaging and brain stimulation
techniques, Kathryn’s PhD examined the neurobiological pathways underlying category
learning. She argued that methodological artefacts and non-essential
differences between experimental conditions in
the present literature could account for many published findings. Kathryn
enjoys teaching and working with students, having taught a variety of classes
during her PhD. This research fellow position is Kathryn’s first
postdoctoral role, and her research
interests currently include improving donor retention
and donors’ experiences, but she is excited to
immerse herself in all aspects of the research field of
Emma Bryant, Client Liaison Officer
Emma has been working at Plymouth University since 2009 in a variety of roles including events, social media, stakeholder engagement and business development. She has a degree in Public Relations and worked in Marketing prior to joining the University. Emma has a strong interest in the voluntary sector generally, running her own social enterprise outside of work. She is currently studying for the Institute of Fundraising's Certificate in Fundraising.
Harriet Day, Projects Administrator
Harriet's degree and previous work experience have been in law, but she is now undertaking a fresh challenge and the opportunity to engage in cutting edge research within the non-profit arena. Harriet has experience in leading projects within a team to tight deadlines and really enjoys working collaboratively with others.
Professor Adrian Sargeant
Professor Jen Shang
Director of Research
Dr Claire Routley
Director of Rogare
Sophie (Dejie) Kong
Lab Manager, Plymouth Charity Lab
Client Liaison Officer
- Jessica Burgess
- Lucy Lowthian
- Sophie (Dejie) Kong
- Ian MacQuillin
- George Shelton
- Malene Fregil
- Christine Littlefield
- Deanna Nelson