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Sam Carlisle

As a journalist, Sam has 25 years’ experience in national newspapers and online news and features.

She has written for The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Express, Metro and HuffPost and has been a newspaper reviewer for the BBC.

As Assistant Editor at The Sun, she led the Give Me Shelter campaign, working with Women’s Aid to increase funding and for refuges and survivors of domestic abuse. This work was acknowledged by former Prime Minister Theresa May as one of the driving forces behind the Domestic Abuse Bill.

In 2017, Sam founded Cause Communications to provide public relations and media assistance  to charities, using her experience running and commissioning campaigns.

She has worked with The Disabled Children’s Partnership and has interviewed hundreds of parents and carers of children with disabilities.

Sam is a mum of two teenagers, one of whom has severe learning and physical disabilities.

She is a trustee of Community At Linden Lodge, a school for children with visual impairments and complex needs. She is also secretary of Wheels And Wheelchairs, a charity which takes wheelchair users rollerblading. On a Saturday, she can be found whizzing round Battersea Park pushing wheelchairs – on skates.