Skip to content

Tom Saunders

Alumni

Adam Fletcher Adam Price Alicia Weekes Alli Suddaby Ana Florescu Andrew Whitby Andy Stevenson Anna Dinnen Anna Keuchenius Anna Nicholl Anna Williams Antonio Lima Antony Declercq Assaf Frances Athina Balopoulou Augustina Sol Eskenazi Carla Ross Charlotte Goujon Christopher Burnett Chrysostomos Meli Claire Churchill Dan Butler Daniel Corredera Daniel Kraemer Dan James Dan Jones Darryl Chamberlain David Altabev Ed Parkes Eibhlin Ni Ogain Eleonora Corsini Elina Gaillard Ella Dorfman Elliot Trevithick Emma Clarence Emma Quinn Emma Renowden Fiona Anderson Francesca Bria Gail Dawes George Windsor Gillian Easson Giulio Quaggiotto Haidee Bell Helen Drury Helen Goulden Hilary Simpson Hollie Brennan Ian Danby Irina Ulcica Isabella Blatter Isa Kolehmainen Jackie Brennan Jackie McKenzie Jack Pilkington James Gardiner James Hynard Jason Mollring Jennifer Clayton Jenny Prosser Jeremy Kingsley Jess Hoare Jessica Bland Jo Casebourne Joe Ludlow Johanna Ejbye John Gibson Jonathan Bamber Jon Kingsbury Josh McNorton Joshua Ryan-Saha Josie Gurney-Read Julie Simon Jullie Tran Graham Kasia Murphy Kate Farrell Katherine Stevenson Kathleen Stokes Kathryn Geels Katie Mountain Larry Ryan Laura Bunt Laura Scruby Lena Patel Liam Collins Libby Kinsey Lindsay Levkoff Lynn Lorna Edwards Louise Marston Lucile Stengel Lydia Nicholas Lydia Ragoonanan Lynette Lucas Maeve Croghan Mahmoda Ali Mairi McKay Mandeep Hothi Mariam Mohamed Salah Mark Griffiths Matthew Gatehouse Matthew Hull Matt Mead Meera Chadha Meesha Patel Meghan Benton Melani Oliver Michaela Latham Michael Harris Michael Mann Michael Soto Mireya Alvarez Morbhen Rattray Nadia Bettega Natalya Wells Nevena Dragicevic Nick Moore Nick Webb Nihad Ahmed Nina Cromeyer Dieke Oliver Patel Oliver Quinlan Olivia Allen Olly Arber Oscar Townsley Parth Avlani Patrick Taylor Paul Mackay Pedro Beirao Perrie Ballantyne Peter O'Neill Philip Colligan Pippa Coutts Pippa Smith Rachel Chatterjee Rachel Hunter Rachel Nye Rosalinda Baker Rosie Farrer Rowena Young Ruth Kern Ruth Puttick Ruth Watson Ryan Schecter Sam Mitchell Sarah McGeehan Shane Murphy Siddharth Bannerjee Simona Bielli Simon Brindle Sir John Chisholm Sonia Tanna Sophie Reynolds Stefana Broadbent Stephen Bradley Stian Westlake Sylvia Lowe Tamar Ghosh Tandi Williams Theo Keane Thomas Beevers Tim Plyming Tom Kenyon Tom Saunders Vicki Purewal Victor Gimenez Victoria Boelman Will Bibby Xan Goetzee-Barral Yannis Pierrakis Zoe Jacob

Tom was a Principal Researcher in the inclusive innovation team.

His work focused on technology and inequality. He has lead a number of partnerships with governments, the UN and multinational companies to explore new methods that organisations can use to engage much broader groups of people in the innovation process. Recent work in this area includes Open innovation in health, Governing with Collective Intelligence and Rethinking smart cities from the ground up. He has also led practical innovation pilots with the UNDP, such as the Innovations in poverty measurement project, which sought to develop new collaborative methods for creating statistics on poverty. Prior to this, his work focused on the links between innovation and economic growth. Examples of this work include China's absorptive state and The Innovation Policy Toolkit.

Prior to Nesta, he worked for a media and policy NGO with a focus on the environment, where he managed fundraising and research. Tom holds a first-class BA in Chinese studies from the University of Sheffield.

Browse content from Tom Saunders