Policy and Research
What I do
Laura was Nesta's lead policy advisor for public and social innovation until November 2013.
She joined Nesta's Policy and Research team in 2009 focusing on social innovation and innovation in public services. Laura has worked on a range of projects exploring innovation trends and imperatives within social policy, and the methods and policies that can strengthen the impact of innovation in these fields.
Before Nesta Laura was project coordinator and networks manager at the RSA, building and supporting the RSA Fellowship to become an active, connected network for civic innovation.
Laura has previously worked with the think tank Demos, developed a range of independent creative projects and managed a busy London restaurant. Laura holds a BA (Hons) in Classics from the University of Oxford.