What I do
Kirsten leads on international innovation research. Her team examines new global trends and practices in innovation, with an emphasis on emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil and Malaysia. Their work aims to build resources and networks for innovation that will help the UK to flourish in a rapidly changing global economy.
She was previously Lead Policy Advisor for Innovation Systems at Nesta, and continues to support Nesta’s broader work on innovation policy. She has overseen the creation of a new Compendium of Evidence on the Effectiveness of Innovation Policy, and published reports on startup accelerators and on innovation procurement.