James was a content development officer for the Innovation Skills team.
Before Nesta, he spent five years as a researcher and assistant producer making, developing and collaborating on documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. Work taking him across the globe; filming in a Manchester STI clinic; India’s largest wholesale food market and the ancient customs of an indigenous community in Papua New Guinea.
After working in TV, James completed a Masters in Cities and Society from Goldsmiths University, looking at civic engagement in local government. He also worked at the consultancy BOP as a researcher/filmmaker on projects across policy in the creative sector and as a field researcher for the market research agency, Ipsos MORI.
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