News - University of Chester academic joins CWVA Board


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Cheshire West Voluntary Action (CWVA) has welcomed Dr Holly White to its ambitious Board of Trustees.  

Holly is Deputy Head of Department for Social and Political Science and Programme Leader for Criminology at the University of Chester, with her research focusing on the narratives of poverty, social action and public consent to policies.

She has already worked closely with CWVA on its 2020 Annual Conference on Partnerships and Collaboration, which was cohosted with the University of Chester at its Queens Park campus. CWVA and University also recently launched a Citizen Academic project, encouraging academics to take up Trustee roles with local charities and community groups.  

Now Holly has joined the Board, she has started working closely with the CWVA team on mental health and wellbeing and sustainability initiatives.

Holly said: “CWVA has an excellent local reputation for supporting organisations to attain their vision for their communities. It is a critical friend and champion for the local community sector and I’m excited to be part of its contribution.

“I’m looking forward to working with CWVA’s highly skilled and knowledgeable staff team and trustees, sharing my knowledge and skills from my University roles and previous voluntary work in ways that reflect CWVA’s mission to provide highly valuable support to the community sector.”

Gary Cliffe, Co Chair of CWVA, added: “We’re sure Holly will be a great addition to our already strong Board of Trustees.

“Holly brings a wealth of different knowledge and skills to the Board and is a real advocate for the community sector.

“CWVA has been working closely with the University over the last year or so and Holly’s involvement on the Board will only help us build on that partnership.

“I and the rest of the Board are very much looking forward to working with Holly.”

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