What I do
Alice joined Nesta in August 2009 and has led a number of major community-driven innovation programmes, including Neighbourhood Challenge - learning about how to unlock untapped assets in communities and supporting funders themselves to become enablers of change; and Big Green Challenge - a £1m prize fund to incentivise and support community-led innovation on Co2 reduction and energy generation. She has also worked with Social Innovation Camp to adapt their methods to tackle youth offending.
Alice is currently leading on the development of a portfolio of work looking at how digital technologies are transforming social and civic interfaces. She has a particular interest in how people are changing the society around them using new technology and new ways of organising, collaborating and connecting from the ground up.
She occasionally writes about this for fun at http://cased.wordpress.com.
Before joining Nesta Alice worked for Involve.org.uk where she led on a range of research driven and practical projects that explored how public involvement in decision making can improve policy responses and public services.
Other interests include supporting the experimental debating forum Rational Parliament. She also actively supported people-centred charities like Otesha UK as chair of trustees, has acted as an advisor to Goodgym.