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Anna Thomson

IMPACT LEAD

Email: anna@commons.legal

Anna is the Impact Lead at Commons and evaluates the impact our projects and services have on our clients, other stakeholders, and the wider community.

Anna collects and analyses client feedback, and monitors and reports on data for our services. She is particularly focused on learning from clients’ experiences to develop our services and increase our impact. The insights she has gathered about gaps in support for people who come into contact with the criminal justice system have helped to inform the design and development of our Crisis Navigation service.

Anna has a background in co-production, community engagement, research, and campaigning. Most recently, she worked in the co-production team at the British Red Cross, where she advised and supported teams across the organisation to involve service users in strategy, service and product development. Prior to this, she managed research, consultation and community engagement projects on behalf of local councils and has carried out evaluations of programmes and services in the charity and public sectors. Her interest in working in the legal sector began at CrowdJustice, where she helped grassroots campaigns on public interest legal cases and crowdfunding.

Anna studied history at the University of Cambridge and since joining Commons has been inspired to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP Law School.