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Health Lab brings together Nesta’s practical work on health and ageing to achieve more impact - testing and scaling new ideas in people-powered and data-driven health.

Nesta’s Health Lab is a centre of expertise on people-powered and data-driven health. We work with partners from the health, care, voluntary and social enterprise sectors to test and scale new ideas.

Health Lab brings together Nesta's practical work on health with a vision of a people-powered and data-driven health system that makes the most of resources from around the system (from patients’ motivation to data) alongside the knowledge and commitment of health professionals.

Health Lab tests and scales new ways for people to remain healthy - drawing on:

  • New sources of support - to make it possible for people to be more involved in their health
  • New sources of data - to improve people’s knowledge about their health
  • New sources of innovation - that can generate new solutions

Through Health Lab we work with a wide range of partners to further develop, support and scale people-powered and data-driven innovations in health. Our partners have included: NHS England, The Cabinet Office, The Health Foundation, The Department of Health, The Big Lottery Fund, Voluntary Voices, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, The State Government of São Paulo, The Behavioural Insights Team, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Get in touch

Health Lab is about creating real change to improve people’s health. We are always looking to work with others. If you are interested in finding out more about us and how to get involved, we would love to hear from you. Email us at: [email protected]

This video shows introduces our People and Powered Health work - and the impact it has had in places like Stockport and Essex. Find out more about the work we're doing in health:

Team

Halima Khan

Halima Khan

Halima Khan

Executive Director, Health Lab

Halima is Executive Director of the Health Lab, which aims to create a people powered health system. Health Lab brings together Nesta's practical work on health and ageing to achieve...

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Christina Cornwell

Christina Cornwell

Christina Cornwell

Interim Director, Health Lab

Christina is Interim Director of the Health Lab, leading Nesta’s work on nurturing and growing effective sources of support to improve people’s health and well being. Her current are...

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Daniel Farag

Daniel Farag

Daniel Farag

Director, Health Lab People Powered Results

Daniel leads our work on People Powered Results.

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Annie Finnis

Annie Finnis

Annie Finnis

Director, Health Lab

Annie is Director of the Health Lab at Nesta.

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Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell

Senior Programme Manager

Catherine is a Senior Programme Manager in the Health Lab at Nesta. Her work focuses on People Powered Results - a partnership approach to complex service transformation in health an...

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Charli Dickenson

Charli Dickenson

Charli Dickenson

Programme Manager in the Health Lab

Charli is a Programme Manager in the Health Lab. Her main focus is working within the People Powered Results team, supporting frontline health and social care teams to test out new m...

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Esther Flanagan

Esther Flanagan

Esther Flanagan

Programme Manager

Esther joined the Health Lab in January 2017 and is working in the social health team on a range of projects. One project she is working on explores the factors that help people to t...

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John Loder

John Loder

John Loder

Head of Strategy

John works in the Health Lab. He has a particular interest in the potential of data to improve healthcare, and leads Nesta's digital health work, such as Dementia Citizens He co-wrot...

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Jacqueline del Castillo

Jacqueline del Castillo

Jacqueline del Castillo

Senior Programme Manager

Jacqueline works in Nesta's Health Lab on initiatives that empower people and communities to improve their own health and the systems which shape it. Most recently, she has been invo...

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Kate Simpson

Kate Simpson

Kate Simpson

Senior Programme Manager

Kate is a Senior Programme Manager in the Health Lab. Her main focus is working within the People Powered Results programme, supporting frontline health and social care teams to test...

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Katy Rutherford

Katy Rutherford

Katy Rutherford

Senior Programme Manager, Health Lab

Katy is a Senior Programme Manager in Health Lab. She currently manages Accelerating Ideas, a five year partnership between Nesta and Big Lottery Fund to support eight highly promisi...

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Kelly Evans

Kelly Evans

Kelly Evans

PA to Halima Khan - Executive Director, Nesta Health Lab

Kelly is the PA to Halima Khan.

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Louise Foreman

Louise Foreman

Louise Foreman

Programme Manager, People Powered Results

Louise is a Programme Manager in the Health Lab. Working within the People Powered Results programme, supporting frontline health and social care teams who want to work collaborative...

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Rajwinder Cheema

Rajwinder Cheema

Rajwinder Cheema

Programme Manager, People Power Results

Raj joined Nesta in April 2016 as a Programme Manager for the People Powered Results team in our Health Lab.

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Polly Redfern

Polly Redfern

Polly Redfern

Team Coordinator, People Power Results

Polly is a Team Coordinator for People Powered Results. She supports her colleagues on work with front-line health and social care teams who want to test out new methods to improve h...

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Richard Gregory

Richard Gregory

Richard Gregory

Senior Programme Manager, Health Lab

Richard is working on social innovations that improve public health.  He is particularly interested in approaches to increase physical activity.

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Robbie Semple

Robbie Semple

Robbie Semple

Programme Manager, People Powered Results

Robbie is a Programme Manager in the People Powered Results team at Nesta’s Health Lab. He is working on 100 day innovation programmes in Elective Care.

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Robin Speedie

Robin Speedie

Robin Speedie

Programme Manager, Health Lab

Robin is a Programme Manager in the Health Lab at Nesta. Her work focuses on People Powered Results - a partnership approach to complex service transformation in health and care sett...

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Ruth Kern

Ruth Kern

Ruth Kern

Head of Delivery, People Power Results

Ruth was a Senior Programme Manager at Nesta working on the Mobilising Communities project.

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Isabella Blatter

Isabella Blatter

Isabella Blatter

Intern, Health Lab

Isabella joins Nesta as a Health Lab intern to research and analyse challenges, derive strategies for new opportunities focusing on people powered health and well-being. Thereby, she...

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Sophie Mckechnie

Sophie Mckechnie

Sophie Mckechnie

Programme Manager, People Powered Results

Sophie is a Programme Manager in the People Powered Results team at Nesta’s Health Lab. She is working on 100 day innovation programmes in Elective Care.

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