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OurĀ Team


Elliot is Close-Up's director and chief ethnographer. He's also an award-winning filmmaker, journalist and co-founder of Film For Humanity.

Elliot Manches

Founder & Director

Saskia is a documentary-maker with a degree in Cultural Anthropology and African Studies.

Saskia Albers-Bello

Filmmaker & Ethnographer

Ben's an all-round filmmaker, who turned to ethnography after working at the BBC's Politics Show.

Ben Pollard

Filmmaker & Ethnographer

Stacy's worked in international development for over ten years, with clients such as the UN and World Bank.

Dr Stacy Hope

Social Anthropologist

Naomi is a design strategist and researcher, with an MA in Design Engineering.

Naomi Wertal-Tsaei

Design Engineer

Adam's a Cambridge PhD graduate turned policy consultant, specialising in health, employment and wellbeing.

Dr Adam Coutts

Public Policy Consultant

Rebeca's worked on residential, commercial and heritage buildings, and been Editorial Producer of Medio Informativo.

Rebeca Ramos

Architect & Urban Designer

David's a practicing clinical psychologist and university educator, who's worked in the UK, New Zealand and Australia.

Dr David Spektor

Clinical Psychologist
Fatoumata Jatta

Fatoumata has an MSc in Psychology, and is now working on her PhD. She's researched for the NHS, third sector and several academic institutes.

Fatoumata Jatta

Researcher & Psychology Practicioner

Min has an MSc in Behavioural Science, and worked as product manager for tech start-ups and FTSE 350 companies.

Min FitzGerald

Behavioural Scientist & Product Manager