About

My big giant passion is involving disadvantaged and marginalised young people in discussions about social issues, and helping them to develop solutions from the ground up. I do this where ever I can, and have bounced between policy wonkery roles at charities like Reset Tech and 5Rights Foundation and CPAG, in academia at places like Oxford or RMIT (I still teach online), or alongside political groups like the APPG on Poverty.

I work around young people’s rights, digital issue and inequality, with a focus on participation and politics. Always happy to chat and help if you’re thinking about how to include children and young people’s voices on these issues — just drop me an email.

I’m now a freelancer too, and based in Sydney/London if you want to discuss how to engage children and young people in a really meaningful way. I also have a PhD in that stuff. Someone told me as a freelancer I should say that.

I try to keep a CV of sorts updated at LinkedIn and if you’re in for the geek stuff, a research profile at ResearchGate

You can contact me at rys@rysfarthingdotcom  Remember not to add an h, I’m not a Welsh man (awesome as it would be to have that accent, alas no, mine is Ukrainian/Antipodean. I love Eurovision, but have an unpronounceable name.)