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Our purpose

The Consent Collective is a unique organisation blending a wealth of expertise with activism and creative talent to help communities talk about consent, relationships, trauma, sexual harassment, sexual violence and domestic abuse.

Our founders


Dr Nina Burrowes

Dr Nina Burrowes is a psychologist, author, speaker and activist specialising in sexual violence and domestic abuse. Nina is the author of 'The courage to be me', 'Eyes open to sexual abuse. What every parent needs to know' and 'Responding to the challenge of rape myths in court. A guide for prosecutors'. She is also the creator of the online video series 'Sexual abuse. The questions you've never had the chance to ask', the presenter of the BBC's 'Rape Trials: Is the jury out?' and Patron of Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre

Having started her career working with people who cause sexual harm for HM Prison Service Nina now uses her understanding of the causes and consequences of sexual violence to educate judges, barristers, police officers, teachers, university staff and health care practitioners across the UK and overseas. Nina created The Consent Collective to help realise her ambition to create a growing community of expertise and talent that can help organisations talk about consent, relationships and sexual violence in engaging, powerful and creative ways.

You can access Nina's publication archive here.


Cynthia Ellis

Cynthia is in charge of operations at The Consent Collective and looks after our wonderful clients. With a background in the City, Cynthia is an essential bridge between our work and the realities of delivering projects within organisations, making sure our expert content is delivered in an expert way.

The people who help us behind the scenes 

Katie Watson

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Katie helps us with 

our marketing and PR

Esme Allman


Esme is a writer, actor, theatre-maker and poet.

Kat Araniello

Kat Araniello (and her gorgeous horse Cheese)

Kat campaigns for justice for survivors of sexual violence and relationship abuse

Dr Meg-John Barker


Meg-John is an author and podcaster on sex, gender and relationships

People we love collaborating with

Imogen Butler-Cole

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Imogen is the creator of Foreign Body. She's an actor, theatre-maker, trainer, and activist.

Henry Garrett


Henry is an illustrator and author

Tanaka Mhishi


Our poet-in-residence Tanaka is also a playwright, activist and performer.

Our profit

We're a social enterprise. We use the profit we create selling our resources to fund the activism and community projects we care about like on the road our project taking conversations about healing from injustice across the UK

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