Robert was a senior consultant for People Powered Results in Nesta's Health Lab.
Robert worked on the Essex 100 Day Challenge with people with learning disabilities and autism and collaborated with the lived experience team at NHS England on efforts to enable people with lived experience to step into leadership roles and supported Midlothian council to understand the experience of thousands of its staff during the covid-19 pandemic. He has also supported the team’s efforts to develop a comms function.
Robert has a background in policy and community engagement. His previous roles focussed on tackling food poverty, increasing civic participation and exploring the impact of regeneration on local communities. He is particularly proud of establishing the UK’s first Universal Credit Network for voluntary and community sector organisations.
Outside of work, Robert is the chair at Edible Rotherhithe, a community food growing, gardening and arts charity based in Southwark, London. In his spare time he enjoys being a Manchester United supporter and (occasionally) sampling South London’s pub culture.
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