Eri Mountbatten is resolute about speaking truth to power and working to support positive change in society. For many years he has been supporting and working to empower some of the most vulnerable in society by working within the Third Sector and Student Union movement as a specialist social welfare adviser and campaigner.
Eri has also been active in mental health, public policy and research via his strategic work for Citizens Advice, NAWRA and NASMA. In recognition of the impact of his advice and campaign work ‘going above and beyond’ the call of duty, he was awarded NASMA Student Money Adviser of the year 2016.
Eri works as a freelance writer, researcher, trainer and founder of WinWin Training (a company also focusing on welfare reform, research and campaign work) and has been interviewed on television by the BBC and on Share radio on the topic of students and money. He has also written for numerous organisations including the British Council (Education UK), Together magazine (Shine), National Union of Students (NUS), The UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI) as well as Adviser magazine (Citizens Advice).
Eri’s central academic areas of interest are in philosophy of mind and the ‘good society’; in pursuant to these interests he is currently teaching at Edge Hill University (Faculty of Education) and writing his PhD thesis on the concept of Human flourishing.