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Karen Lam


Karen is interested in innovative and people-centred approaches to addressing complex social issues, which has brought her to health and social policy projects in Namibia, South Africa, India, and Romania.  She holds a BA in Economics and Political Science with honours from McGill University as well as a MSc in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics (LSE), specialising in civil society approaches to social policy and is the recipient of the Richard Titmuss prize for outstanding academic performance. Prior to joining SCA, Karen has worked in the housing sector and the health sector as a researcher and has conducted and supported research on how social conditions impact the health, well-being and resilience of people and communities, leading to programs designed to translate research findings into policies and programs on local, national and global scales. Karen is a trustee of CAYSH, a charity that provides housing, support, and advice to young people facing homelessness and in her spare time, she mentors young Londoners to support their professional and personal development.