Our Team


Liam Fassam is the Operations Director for SOCIETAL with responsibility for the management of the financial, operational and strategic direction of SOCIETAL. 

Liam is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Geography, and Director of the Institute of Logistics, Infrastructure, Supply & Transport [LIST] at the University of Northampton. Liam has over 29 years’ experience within the logistics and supply chain arena and has delivered services to clients such as Apple Inc, European Commission (EC), Hilton, HP, Musgrave group, Lloyds Pharmacy and Sodexo.

Liam is also engaged as an expert adviser to the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 project in the areas of Supply Chain and Food Security, advisor to the UK Government Office for Science around the future of transport and mobility, and a specialist advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Resource Group on sustainable supply chains.

He is also a member of the European Regional Research Innovation Network (ERRIN) for transportation, and holds Fellowships with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and Royal Geographic Society (RGS).


Sam Evans is the Office Manager for SOCIETAL and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the office and providing robust and transparent governance for the team. She is also the Senior Administrator for the Institute of Logistics, Infrastructure, Supply & Transport [LIST] at the University of Northampton.

Sam has an extensive administrative background after working in the field for over 20 years. She has supported many UK and European funded projects since 2005, particularly around project compliance and transparent governance. Responsible for ensuring both SOCIETAL and LIST teams are supported with robust and transparent governance. 

She graduated in 2017 with first class BSc (Hons.) in Psychology.


Jacquie is a Research Assistant at Societal and the LIST Institute.

Jacquie graduated from a Joint Honours programme in Social Care and Psychology at the University of Northampton and has previous experience working in transportation for the Local Authority and in the advice sector. Her research interests include Transport Poverty, Social Exclusion, Ageing & Mobility and Gender studies. Jacquie is also studying for her PhD, researching the travel patterns of lone mothers.   

Current projects include H2020: Women in Transport (TinnGo) and H2020: INCLUSION