fellows

Neil Reeder

Fellow

Neil Reeder is director of Head and Heart Economics, where he specialises in analysing strategy for productivity and innovation in public services. Neil previously headed our Preventative Investment Programme, spanning agendas from public health to homelessness. A major aspect of this work included the development of the theory and practice behind Social Impact Bonds. Neil’s... Find out more

Nicola Bacon

Fellow

Nicola is the Foundation Director of Social Life, a centre for expertise on innovation and peacemaking set up by the Young Foundation in 2012. Nicola was the Young Foundation’s Director of Local and Advisory Projects until 2012, leading our programmes with councils and other partner agencies on local social innovation, communities and wellbeing. Nicola has... Find out more

Paul Barker

Paul Barker

Senior Fellow

Paul is a writer, broadcaster and the former Editor of the social affairs magazine New Society. He was awarded a research fellowship by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 for his work on suburbia which laid the foundation for his book; The Freedoms of Suburbia (Frances Lincoln, 2009). He wrote on Michael Young’s... Find out more

Professor H.A. Hellyer

Fellow

A scholar and author focusing on politics, religion, and security studies, Dr H.A. Hellyer is a specialist on politics in the modern Arab world, challenges facing European Muslim communities, and Islam in the contemporary era. A senior non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council and the Royal United Services Institute, Dr Hellyer has held academic attachments... Find out more

Rushanara Ali

Senior Fellow

Rushanara Ali is the Labour Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow. Until her resignation from Labour’s front bench in September 2014 over her decision to abstain on the vote on airstrikes in Iraq, Rushanara served as Shadow Minister for Education and Young People, and between October 2010 and October 2013, as Shadow Minister... Find out more

Saffron Woodcraft

Fellow

Saffron leads a long-term research and innovation programme about sustainable prosperity in East London at UCL’s Institute for Global Prosperity.  She convenes the London Prosperity Board, a partnership between UCL, government, businesses and communities to re-think what prosperity means for London’s neighbourhoods.  Saffron lead the Young Foundation’s work on communities for several years before establishing... Find out more

William Heath

Fellow

William Heath is a social entrepreneur. He co-founded and chaired the public sector tech research business Kable Ltd (sold to GNM), co-founded and chaired Open Rights Group. He helped form a co-op that bought The Bell Inn in Bath, and another which is taking control of Bath City FC. He co-founded Mydex CIC, and Ctrl-Shift... Find out more

Yvonne Roberts

Senior Fellow

Yvonne Roberts is a novelist, journalist and former Chief Leader Writer of The Observer. She is the University of Sussex’s first political writer in residence 2016/2017. She is chair of trustees of Women in Prison, seeking to innovate to radically reduce the number of women incarcerated and reduce re-offending. She is an adviser to All... Find out more