Our Trustees represent a broad spectrum of academics, journalists and people active in community work.
David is commissioning editor at Pluto Press where he publishes on radical politics, social movements, current affairs and political theory amongst other things. He was previously (2001-2003) deputy editor of Red Pepper magazine.
Professor of Economics at the Open University, Sue is also an Associate Editor of Feminist Economics and a member and former chair of the UK Women’s Budget Group, a think tank that advises the UK Treasury on the gender implications of economic policy. She is currently engaged in research on the influence of social norms on mothers' decisions about work and childcare as part of the ESRC’s programme on the Future of Work. Her last book was Inside the Household: from Labour to Care (2000).
Mary Kennedy has had a long term commitment to women’s history and feminism and was Senior Lecturer in Women’s Studies and Social History (1980-93) at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is author of Revolution in Perspective: People Seeking Change (1972, Peter Lowe) and with Mary Hughes of Changing Women's Education (1985, Routledge and Kegan Paul). She was Vice-Chair of the London District of the WEA, trustee of the Maya Centre and is award assessor of the Feminist Review Trust. She is active in local community work and is a member of the Executive Committee of Friends of the Women’s Library.
Marion trained as a historian specialising in early 20th century British women’s social history and the inter-war years. She worked for many years in the voluntary sector’s campaigning organisations around feminist concerns and in social policy research. She has been a trustee of the Lipman-Miliband Trust since 1995 and its Secretary since 2001.
Professor of Geography at the Open University and a trustee of the Lipman Miliband Trust since 1990, Doreen has written widely on regional inequality, globalisation and urban issues. In 1997 she co-founded Soundings – a journal of politics and culture – which she continues to co-edit. She is a member of the national council of Catalyst, the left wing think tank. Her latest book is For Space (2005).
Martin McIvor is a researcher at the public services trade union UNISON, and edits the left policy journal Renewal. He was Political Editor of Red Pepper magazine from 1998 to 2002, Director of the left think tank Catalyst from 2002 to 2005, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for International Public Health Policy in 2005-2006. His academic interests lie in the areas of political philosophy and the history of ideas.
John has been a trustee of the Lipman-Miliband Trust since 1982. Between 1985-2001 he was our treasurer and from 1994-2001 he also acted as chair and secretary. He is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Leeds where is currently Director of the Centre for Democratisation Studies. His main academic interests are in political theory, with a particular focus on questions of nationalism, democratic theory and political ideologies in contemporary politics. In April 2001, he organised a conference on behalf of the Trust on ‘Nationalism and the Left’ with wide participation of speakers from the UK and abroad. His most recent publications include Citizenship and Identity (2003), The Age of Ideology (1998) and he is co-editor of Democracy, a Reader (2001).
Longstanding editor of British left green magazine Red Pepper and fellow of both the Transnational Institute (TNI) in Amsterdam and the Centre for Global Governance at the LSE, Hilary is currently working for the TNI's New Politics project. Her work focuses on what happens to “People Power” or popular resistance in the face of corporate-driven globalisation. Co-author, with Sheila Rowbotham and Lynne Segal of the classic feminist book, Beyond the Fragments (1979), Hilary’s most recent books include Reclaim the State, Adventures in Popular Democracy (2003) and Arguments for a New Left, Answering the Free Market Right (1993). A founding member of Charter 88, the movement to democratise Britain's feudal state, and convenor of the economic democracy workshop of the Helsinki Citizens Assembly, Wainwright is also on the editorial board of the UK political think tank, Catalyst.