Senior Programme Manager

John Loder


Health Lab

Join Date

October 2013

What I do

John works in the Health and Ageing team within the Innovation Lab. He works on the Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund on finding ways to use the skills and enthusiasm of the citizens to solve the problems generated by long term conditions and an ageing population.

John has a particular interest in the potential of data and information to improve healthcare. He co-wrote Doctor Know, looking at the potential for new ways of creating and using knowledge in healthcare. He’s keen to hear from people with innovative ideas and knowledge in this area.


Before joining Nesta, John led the health team at the Young Foundation. His main focus was on innovation in healthcare, including working directly with healthcare innovators, helping health institutions create an environment for innovation, and writing about innovations that need championing.

He also worked on social impact measurement, social finance, education and youth interventions. Previously John was a partner in an investment fund.