Editorial Team


Jack Ainsworth – Chief Editor
I’m Jack, I’m a third year International Relations student at Exeter.
I’m passionate about bringing politics closer to those around me. I want to help to ensure
the politicisation of society and encourage meaningful debate. My main political interests are
the study of degrowth visions and the potential links between such visions and international relations.
I also enjoy studying the politics of communities, hegemony and political ecology.
Outside of politics, I love surfing, yoga and seeing the world.


  Jess Mahon – Senior Editor
I am a second year BA International Relations with Spanish student. I am extremely interested in environmental politics, elections, American politics and social justice in Latin America. Outside of The Witness, I follow the current affairs of the UK and love seeing my friends. Get involved with us!


Ali Mansfield – Junior Editor
I am a masters student studying a Conflict Security and Development MA, having previously studied International Relations at Swansea University. I am interested in writing about foreign policy, defence, and policy implementation, as well as climate change and sustainable development. Outside of university I enjoy sailing and outdoor sports.       


Priya Tanna – Senior Editor
I’m a third year Economics and Politics student. The need for increased political consciousness and accountability in such turbulent times coupled with my love for writing has brought me back to The Witness, where I’m excited to develop my interests in and further explore themes of globalisation, social justice and racial and gender equality.


Eloise Norris – Junior Editor
My name is Eloise and I am a first year Politics BA student. My interests are United States Politics, Education Policy, Health Policy, and issues of equality and civil rights. In my spare time I am part of the Athletics and Climbing societies.