Researcher, Government Innovation

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Research, Analysis and Policy

Join Date

October 2015

What I do

Theo is a Researcher in the Policy and Research team. His interests lie in political economy, the collaborative economy, tech for good and democracy.


Prior to Nesta he worked at the mental health charity Blue Smile in Cambridge. He also volunteered for Serlo, an open-source educational website, and spent 3 months at the think-tank Demos.

Theo holds a Master's with disctinciton in Politics and International Relations from the University of Cambridge, and an undergaduate degree in Politics from the University of Warwick.

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9 projects helping people reclaim control over their personal data
For many years it’s been a cliche to claim that information or data are the new oil. This fits well for the purposes of commodifying and selling data, but the analogy poorly matches data’s core properties.
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
This blog summarises the key themes and challenges that emerged from the presentations and scenario planning exercises in our recent workshop The Future of Personal Data and Privacy.
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Monday, 5 June 2017