Dr Claire Routley has worked in fundraising for fourteen years for charities including Bible Society, Age UK, WRVS and a local hospice.
In 2015, she joined the faculty at the University of Plymouth Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy as a research fellow. Her research to date has focused on why people choose to leave legacies to charity and particularly the role of symbolic immortality in giving.
She is also a tutor for the Institute of Fundraising’s qualification courses, a consultant specialising in legacy and in memory fundraising and a member of Rogare’s international advisory panel. She was recently named AFP’s emerging scholar 2017.