Bea Karol Burks
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Bea will be overseeing Nesta’s experimental work in new fields and the futures methods we use, including the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design and Next Generation Internet.

Bea’s experience spans design, communications and organisational strategy. She started her career in journalism and moved into strategic communications and tactical research at the think tank Demos. Bea spent several years at Citizens Advice, leading change and organisational design, including setting up the organisation’s award winning digital arm.

As Good Things Foundation’s Design Director she set up a social design studio with a multidisciplinary team discovering new ways to tackle some of society’s most entrenched problems. Her team focused on working closely with people and communities to experiment with new ways to prototype, design and deliver social change. Bea also spent a year working with local government as Studio Director at FutureGov.

She studied Spanish and politics because she was interested in revolutions and has a Post Graduate Diploma in strategy and innovation from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, for which she received a distinction.

When she’s not at Nesta you’ll find her in Sheffield and on Twitter @beatricelucy