Mandy Wilson


Mandy Wilson has many years’ experience in community work practice,research and evaluation. She has worked for local, national and international bodies with the aim of informing programme and policy development with ‘on the ground’ practice and experience.

Mandy has extensive knowledge and experience in resident led and neighbourhood level development and has played a significant role in a variety of government funded programmes. She is an experienced facilitator and trainer and has designed frameworks for community involvement in EU and UK programmes, working alongside residents in action research and participatory evaluation studies

Mandy has been involved in the Big Local programme since 2011 and has been a member of the Our Bigger Story team since its inception in 2015.


Ellis Paine, A., Wilson, M., McCabe, A., & Macmillan, R. (2022). One pandemic, many responses. Local Trust.

Taylor, M., & Wilson, M. (2017). Community Organising for Social Change. In Mayo M and Shaw M (eds) Class and Inequality: Rethinking community development in the age of austerity. Policy Press.

Taylor, M., & Wilson, M. (2015). Changing Communities: Supporting Voluntary and Community Organisations to Adapt to Local Demographic and Cultural Change. The Baring Foundation.

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