What I do
Isaac is a researcher in the international innovation team at Nesta. His recent projects have included working with the Ministry of Health in the Brazilian state of São Paulo on collaborative approaches to health innovation, and with the UNDP in Moldova and the Moldovan National Bureau of Statistics on the development of a new multidimensional poverty index.
Isaac has a strong background in policy, social research and community organising. His experiences prior to Nesta include working at King’s College London on the case-control evaluation of a perinatal health intervention, and with Frank Field MP on a review of Early Years services for Suffolk County Council. As a Community Organiser at Citizens UK, he designed and delivered numerous workshops and training with civil society groups, on issues ranging from access to health services, the asylum system, and debt problems.
Isaac speaks five languages, and has carried out ethnographic research and facilitated events in Morocco and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He holds a BA in Social Anthropology (first-class honours) from the University of Cambridge, and a Master 1 in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (distinction) from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.