Simin Wadiwala

Sim is a freelance organiser and researcher with a focus on setting up and supporting cooperatives, through Radical Routes, a UK-wide network of cooperatives founded with values of radical social change.

She is a member of the Foundation’s Programme Advisory Group, focussing on Local Economies

She has worked in a number of research, strategic and organising roles locally and nationally, such as with Economy, Ubele Initiative, Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust, & National Community Land Trust Network.

Whist at university, Sim founded a student housing cooperative in collaboration with Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust to buy the first cooperatively owned student house with Community Shares – in addition to studying Sustainable Development (MSc, 2019) and Neuroscience (BSc, 2018)

She was previously a board member for ACORN tenants’ union and has held advisory roles tied to the University of Sussex

While she spends a lot of time on the everyday running of her housing coop, she also enjoys cycling, playing basketball, propagating plants and watching TikTok videos.

Pronouns: she/her