fellows

Dr Phil Cohen

Fellow

Phil  Cohen is the co-founder of Living Maps, a network of academics, artists and activists concerned to develop a creative and critical approach to the social mapping of the city. He is currently developing a Citizens Atlas of London and working on an HLF funded project The Groundbreakers, a series of audio trails around the Olympic... Find out more

Dr Sean Carey

Fellow

Seán Carey PhD studied sociology and social anthropology at Newcastle University. He has held a variety of academic positions, including lecturer in research methods and social movements at Northumbria University; research associate at Royal Holloway College investigating street life and ethnicity in London; research fellow at CRONEM (Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism), University of... Find out more

Dr Tony Flower

Senior Fellow

Dr Tony Flower was the Young Foundation’s founding chairman in 2005, having been Michael Young’s right-hand man throughout the 1980s and 90s. He oversaw the creation of the Foundation from Young’s Institute of Community Studies and the Mutual Aid Centre, of which Tony was Chairman at the time of Young’s death in 2002. He has... Find out more

Glenys Thornton

Senior Fellow

Baroness Glenys Thornton was the Chief Executive of The Young Foundation from June 2015 to October 2017 and continuing to support our work as a Senior Fellow. Glenys grew up in inner-city Bradford, attended a local comprehensive, and then studied politics and government at the London School of Economics, where she is now a Governor. She... Find out more

Gorka Espiau

Senior Fellow

Gorka Espiau Idoiaga was the Director of International Affairs at The Young Foundation and a Senior Fellow at the Agirre Lehendakaria Center for Social and Political Studies, a Columbia University (AC4-Earth Institute) and the University of the Basque Country partnership to share internationally the Basque case of socio-economic transformation under extreme difficulties. Gorka is also... Find out more

Jitinder Kohli

Fellow

Jitinder Kohli is a Managing Director in Deloitte Consulting based in Washington DC. His work focuses on how governments and nonprofit organizations can drive innovation to improve citizen outcomes. He specializes in outcome financing and harnessing data to improve the impact of public funds. Between 2009-2012, he led the Doing What Works program at the... Find out more

John Thackara

Fellow

John Thackara’s most recent book is How To Thrive In the Next Economy: Designing Tomorrow’s World Today (Thames & Hudson 2015). John curated the celebrated Doors of Perception conference for 20 years, in Amsterdam and India, and was the first director of the Netherlands Design Institute in Amsterdam. He has served on start-up teams for... Find out more

Jon Alexander

Fellow

Jon co-founded the New Citizenship Project in 2014 as an innovation company, generating and delivering creative projects which promote the role of the Citizen, inspiring and encouraging participation in society. His ultimate goal is to replace the ‘Consumer’ with the ‘Citizen’ as the main role of the individual in society because when we think of... Find out more

Jon Huggett

Senior Fellow

Jon has led five social enterprises, including the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX), incubated The Young Foundation, which brings together social innovators worldwide; All Out, the global campaign for LGBT equality; Khulisa, the crime prevention charity; the Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration; and The STOP AIDS Project in San Francisco. Jon advises social innovators globally.... Find out more

Kate Gavron

Senior Fellow

Kate received her PhD in social anthropology from the LSE in 1997 and has been associated with the Institute of Community Studies and Mutual Aid Centre (also based at Victoria Park Square) since 1992. She has researched issues relating to race, community and conflict in east London, with a particular interest in the Bangladeshi community... Find out more