Head of Government Innovation Research

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Join Date

October 2015

What I do

Julie was the Head of Government Innovation Research in the Policy and Research Team. 


Before joining Nesta, Julie worked at the Young Foundation where she led the organisation’s work on social innovation.

She has written major reports on social innovation as part of TEPSIE, a European Commission project which explored the theoretical, empirical and policy foundations of social innovation in Europe. She also co-authored The Open Book of Social Innovation and Social Venturing and co-edited New Frontiers in Social Innovation Research.

Julie is a Trustee of the Sunday Assembly.