Researcher, Inclusive Innovation
Research, Analysis and Policy
Isaac is a Researcher in the Inclusive Innovation team at Nesta
His work explores the relationship of innovation and inequality, and the role of innovation policy in building more human and democratic economies. Current projects include work on a new framework for inclusive innovation policy, and a collaboration with the philosopher Roberto Unger and the OECD’s New Approach to Economic Challenges initiative exploring the futures of the Knowledge Economy.
Since joining Nesta, Isaac has also worked with the Ministry of Health in the Brazilian state of São Paulo on health innovation policy, and with the UNDP in Moldova and the Moldovan National Bureau of Statistics on the development of a new multidimensional poverty index.
Prior to Nesta, Isaac was as a Community Organiser at Citizens UK, working with civil society groups to take action on issues ranging from access to health services, the asylum system, and household debt. He also worked at as a researcher at King’s College London on a study around social capital and perinatal health, and as Parliamentary researcher for a Labour MP, focusing on policies addressing child poverty.
Isaac holds a BA in Social Anthropology (first-class honours) from the University of Cambridge, and a Master 1 in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (distinction) from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He speaks five languages, and outside of work he enjoys reading, politics, playing musical instruments and dance.
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