Kate Wickens - Finance Manager

Kate Wickens joined the Trust in July 2018. She is responsible for all the Trust’s financial activities, as well as supporting its grant management and compliance functions.

Prior to joining the Trust, Kate has worked in various finance roles including Finance Manager at Soho Theatre. Kate holds a BA in Drama from the University of Hull.



Clare Lunzer - Team Administrator

Clare Lunzer joined the Equal Rights Trust in September 2017. She is responsible for the office administration as well as supporting the Trust’s project’s logistics and project management. She helps to co-ordinate the Trust’s training workshops and project monitoring and evaluation.

Before joining the Trust, Clare worked in various administrative and finance roles and was a team leader for Progressio ICS in Nicaragua.

Clare holds a BA from the University of Sheffield in English and Philosophy.

Karin Frodé - Advocacy and Programmes Officer

Karin Frodé joined the Equal Rights Trust in March 2017. She co-ordinates a number of the Trust’s projects implemented globally including, among others, its multi-country project promoting the implementation of core human rights and labour rights conventions. For these projects she undertakes key activities including, substantive researchtraining equality activists and supporting advocacy at national and international levels

Karin has a background in legal research and advocacy which has developed from working with charities, UN bodies and academic institutions including, Coram Children’s Legal Centre, ARTICLE 19, UNHCR and Liverpool Law School. She also worked as a researcher with an NGO in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (Master of Laws) with distinction from the University of Oxford and an LLB in Law and Human Rights from the University of Essex with nine academic awards.

Sam Barnes - Legal and Programmes Assistant

Sam Barnes joined the Equal Rights Trust as Legal and Programmes Assistant in October 2018. He supports the delivery of the Trusts programmatic work and helps coordinate the implementation of a number of the Trust’s international projects.

Sam was one of the first beneficiaries of the Bob Hepple Memorial Fund, which supports funded internships and provides equal opportunities to those wishing to enter the human rights sector. He also, more recently, worked for the Trust as a Research Consultant, contributing to a number of the Trust’s publications on inequality and discrimination, including After the Padishah and From Night to Darker Night.  Prior to joining the Trust, Sam gained experience in public, constitutional and human rights law, working on research and advocacy projects with the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and the Human Dignity Trust, alongside voluntary work advising clients at Citizens Advice.

Sam holds an LLM (Master of Laws) from the University of Cambridge, and an LLB (Bachelor of Laws) from the University of Hull.