Meet the team

“Research, education, peripheral histories, community engagement – and of course – football – Big Ideas is the perfect combination of all my interests.”

Sharika Alam

Producer

“I’ve a passion for fresh ideas which spark everyone to get involved. I love innovative inspiring projects which bring us together.”

Dr Virginia Crompton

Founder CEO and Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, University of London

“It’s amazing to work on such inspiring and exciting projects that give a voice to people and have a real impact on them and their communities.”

Emily Hadwen

Director & Executive Producer

“I am proud of our recent collaboration with the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller community in Wales. I love making new connections.”

Victoria Hatchett

Director & Executive Producer

“I love the way Big Ideas engages with a really wide range of people, from teachers, to government, to individuals in their own home.”

Roisin McLoughlin

Senior Producer

“Meaningful engagement is the heart of what we do. I love getting to know so many inspiring groups and individuals through our projects.”

Esther Myers

Senior Producer

“My favourite thing about my role is working on a variety of exciting and innovative projects which bring people together.”

Angela O'Callaghan

Producer

“I love meeting new people, I am proud that Big Ideas puts people at the heart of what we do and why we do it!”

Sophie Pester

Producer

“I love making an impact in my community, and Big Ideas is a great place to make positive impacts and contributions to our society through a variety of projects.”
Blessed Pepple

Assistant Producer

“I am passionate about creative education and have seen first-hand the positive impact of Big Ideas programming.”

Lottie Selwyn

Senior Producer

“I love connecting with people from a variety of backgrounds and all generations. I’m proud that Big Ideas works to inspire people.”

Hollie Witton

Producer