Senior Programme Manager, Future of Work
Olivia Chapman is a Senior Programme Manager at Nesta.
Based in Nesta's policy and research team, Olivia leads a number of projects about the impact of technology on work and jobs. These include Digital Frontrunners, an active network of 300+ future of work experts, policymakers and practitioners and FutureFit, a major training and research project involving unions, researchers and learning experts. Both programmes are based in the Nordics and Benelux, though the network spans across Europe and includes other international innovation hubs. In partnership with unions, FutureFit is focused on upskilling and resklling workers at risk of job displacement - and doing innovative, robust research about 'what works'. Olivia has co-authored two Digital Pulse reports exploring how open people are to new technology. She also co-authored Policymaking for the 21st century: How digital tools can help, which compares European attitudes towards using technology to participate in politics and policy decisions. Olivia is passionate about creating an inclusive future of work and providing better understanding about what works to ensure everyone benefits from an increasingly digital labour market.
Prior to Nesta, Olivia delivered communications strategies for the New York Times International and PRS for Music. At PRS for Music, she ran the widely publicised Streamfair campaign to raise awareness about online copyright with policymakers.