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Jacqueline Williamson

Jacqueline Williamson

Type of Fellowship: Specialist
Year of Fellowship: 2011

The Paul Hamlyn Fellowship for an aspiring leader working in an organisation committed to securing social change for marginalised individuals and communities.

Jacqueline is Chief Executive and founder of Kinship Care Northern Ireland, a charitable organisation providing help and support to grandparents and other kinship carers who are raising their family and friends children.  She also established 'Kinnections', a community organisation which aims to raise awareness of alcohol related harm amongst women, their children and families. 

Previously she was employed as Head of Fundraising and Development with First Housing Aid and Support Services, a leading homeless charity in Northern Ireland.  She has also established and developed the 'SmartMove' franchise which provides private sector housing opportunities for people who are homeless across Northern Ireland. 

Jacqueline holds a Degree and a Masters Degree in Housing, a Masters in Public Administration and is completing her LLM in Human Rights and Transitional Justice.  She is a Northern Ireland Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.  In September 2013 Jacqueline will undertake a PhD with University College Cork.

Jacquie's research is available here


Twitter: @JWilliamson1234

Current principal role: CEO
Current principal organisation: Kinship Care NI

Research: We are family: Key messages for Kinship Care in Northern Ireland
Research topics: Care; Children and families; Health and well-being;
Secondment host: Zest Healing the Hurt

Contact us
0207 812 3770
5th Floor, Kings Place, 90 York Way
London, N19AG

Charity: 1136727
Reg: 7222275
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