Heather McLoughlin

Heather McLoughlin


Heather has joined Rocket Science from Charity Finance Group, where she was a Policy and Public Affairs Officer. Heather brings considerable knowledge of the charity sector’s finance and governance regulation. She has worked with large and small charities across a wide range of subject and policy areas including GDPR, financial sustainability, and fraud. Heather has experience writing consultation responses, developing policy proposals, presenting and hosting events, creating toolkits and guides, conducting training, running focus groups and interviews. Heather was also a lead in Charity Finance Group’s Small Charities Programme, helping to develop and delivering in close partnerships with CVS’s sustainable training and support for small charities across the country.

Key Skills:

  • Project management
  • Social media
  • Conducting interviews and focus group fieldwork
  • Qualitative and quantitative research and analysis


  • Civil society regulation and governance
  • Financial sustainability of charities
  • Policy proposals


  • MPhil in International Peace Studies, Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin
  • BA (Hons) History and Classical Civilisation, Trinity College Dublin

 Little weaknesses:

  • Highly questionable American reality TV
  • Ben and Jerry’s ice cream – an excuse to keep in touch with her Vermont heritage
  • Singing karaoke badly and loudly