Lead Policy Advisor, Public and Social Innovation

Laura Bunt
Alumnus

Team

Alumni

Join Date

June 2009

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. 

Biography

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.

 

How can the Big Society connect with communities and local places? We must learn from what’s already happening, and witness how the civic economy is flourishing across the UK.
Laura Bunt
Friday, 8 April 2011
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A radical approach to localism is not just about scaling back bureaucracy and central control. Realising its potential means re-thinking the role of government at all levels, and actively developing the right tools and methods to structure activity. Will the localism bill deliver this?
Laura Bunt
Friday, 10 December 2010
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If you take one thing away from this series, it’s the insight that the only way to make savings sustainably is to start from how services can be better, not from how to save money.
Laura Bunt
Friday, 5 November 2010
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An important challenge now for chief executives and service leaders is how to create the right environment for radical innovation across the organisation, supported with the right balance of risk and reward. But this doesn’t mean creating an innovative culture for its own sake, but a culture where staff feel empowered and supported to affect change and adapt their own practice.
Laura Bunt
Thursday, 4 November 2010
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Last week’s Comprehensive Spending Review has made the challenge critically clear: how can we save money in public services without significant harm to society?
Laura Bunt
Monday, 25 October 2010
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