Juliana Mainard-Sardon

Doctoral StudentJuliana Mainard-Sardon

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Juliana has a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design (Textiles) from the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina. She did several post-graduate courses at the University Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain while she was teaching at the Escola Universitaria d’Enginyeria Tecnica Industrial de Terrassa, Spain. She was awarded with distinction a MA in Design and Manufacture (Fashion and Textiles) from De Montfort University, UK. She started her PhD at the School of Management in December 2015.

Juliana worked in one of the UK’s largest social enterprises, for 10 years, as its funding officer with sole responsibility for fundraising, partnership development and grant management. She successfully developed long-term partnerships with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Leicester City Council, Sporting Equals, Age UK, Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, Curve Theatre, Charnwood Arts, Attenborough Arts Centre and different community groups.

Juliana has secured funding and effectively managed projects from Sport England, Arts Council England, European Regional Development Fund, Big Lottery Fund and different Trusts & Foundations.



Juliana is interested in systems of access, reporting, and monitoring of funding and public contracts within the Voluntary Sector (VS). Focusing on these systems is justified as these play especially central roles in shaping not only what VS does but, more importantly, how they influence VS independence and purpose.

Other research interests are organisational changes within VS, voluntary community groups, emerging artists & arts organisations and arts & well-being projects.

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