Tom Sanderson is Deputy Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, which he joined in 2014. He oversees the CIJ Training Programmes and works on the development of CIJ’s Initiatives.
Tom first studied International Relations winning the Michael Cunningham Memorial Prize for his dissertation. He then worked in educational development at City University London while completing his postgraduate studies in Human Rights and International Politics. Outside of this work he spent several years volunteering as part of the coordinating team for a citizen’s campaign against the detention of child immigrants. Following an extended internship at the International Council on Human Rights Policy in Geneva, he joined the Centre for Investigative Journalism where he now manages training provision and works to develop projects. His recent projects have focused on supporting new models of community and non-profit journalism with investigative training. He is a member of the Detention Forum NGO association and sits on the Legal Action Committee of the Global Legal Action Network.