PIRC Team

Bec Sanderson

Researcher & Facilitator


Bec is a researcher and writer with an MA in psychology and philosophy. She joined PIRC in 2012 and has co-authored No Cause is an Island, a recent report on effective charity communication;  Valuing Equality, a report on values and equality in Europe, and Building Bridges, about the framing of human rights in British newspapers.  She is currently researching how LGBTI rights are framed across Europe, and is leading PIRC’s work on the Framing the Economy project. She is experienced in research design and workshop facilitation.

Skills & interests:

  • Methodology and statistics for social science
  • Cognitive biases
  • Book binding
  • Wild swimming

Recent posts by Bec:

Framing The Economy

Over the next 2 years, PIRC is partnering with the New Economics Foundation, the New Economy Organisers Network and the FrameWorks Institute to find out how people across the UK think about the economy and how civil society campaigners can use this understanding to better communicate. In the coming months, we’ll organise interviews, surveys, focusRead more

Beyond “The Game is Rigged” – Finding a New Story of the Economy

“If you think about it, the economy is rigged. The banking system is rigged. There’s a lot of things that are rigged in this world of ours… and we’re going to change it. You know, the system, folks, is rigged. It’s a rigged system.” If we take the word ‘folks’ out, this quote from DonaldRead more

Can you help reframe the economy?

Call out for literature! PIRC, New Economics Foundation, NEON and the Frameworks Institute are starting an 18 month project on Framing the Economy, helping social movements tell a better, more compelling story about what our economy is for, how it’s broken, and how we can fix it. It’s an ambitious project and we want toRead more

Rekindling Kindliness: Learning from Hebden Bridge

Last week, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation released a report that calls for more kindness in communities, and outlines some ways that helpfulness and support can be encouraged. It shows that kindness takes different forms,  not all of them equal in their impact, and it looks at a real British community (Hebden Bridge) to make recommendations thatRead more

The special theory of relationships – or why you accidently called your teacher ‘mum’

The desire to understand and classify different types of human relationships isn’t new; we’ve been pondering it for thousands of years. What rules govern our interactions? And how do relationships shape us into the people we become? The answers aren’t immediately straight forward, because the way we interact with each other is influenced by manyRead more

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