Samantha Calvert joined The Vegan Society as a member over twenty years ago, was a Trustee of The Vegan Society for a few years in the late 1990s and worked as a freelancer covering media relations for the society from 2012-2014. In 2017 she joined the society as Head of Communications. She has spent over 25 years working in marketing and public relations, mostly in the not-for-profit sector. Sam also found time to obtain a PhD in Christianity and vegetarianism at Birmingham University and as Researcher in Residence at The Vegan Society she researched the society’s history for its 70th anniversary in 2014. She is an Associate Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and the author of several academic papers and encyclopaedia entries.