fellows

Kirsteen Tait

Kirsteen Tait

Senior Fellow

Kirsteen Tait is currently a trustee (formerly chair) of Most Mira (Bridge of Peace) a charity which provides arts based opportunities jointly for Serb and Bosnian young people to promote peace in post conflict Prijedor in NW Bosnia, and of Men for Tomorrow (previously Hera Trust) a charity which grew out of research originally undertaken... Find out more

Lucy Kimbell

Fellow

Lucy Kimbell is a researcher, educator and consultant. She is Professor of Contemporary Design Practices at University of the Arts London where she runs the Innovation Insights Hub, a research centre developing practical projects with other disciplines. Her research examines the emergence of ‘design thinking’ and its application to social and policy challenges. As the... Find out more

Malcolm Dean

Senior Fellow

Malcolm Dean has been a journalist for over 60 years. He was trained by Kemsley weekly newspapers for four years then spent a further four working his way around the world with posts in Canada, the West Indies, Australia and then a further year as a freelancer in South East Asia. On his return in... Find out more

Marcial Boo

Marcial Boo

Senior Fellow

Marcial is Chief Executive of IPSA, the MPs’ pay and expenses watchdog. He was previously a director at the National Audit Office and senior civil servant at the Home Office, Department of Education and Audit Commission. He was an advisor to Tony Blair at the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit. Marcial has written about public sector... Find out more

Maryanna Abdo

Fellow

Mary is Emerging Markets Education Director for Parthenon-EY, the leading global advisors to the education sector. She is now based in Singapore after 4 years in Mumbai, India and serves clients from sub-Saharan Africa to Indonesia.  Prior to joining Parthenon-EY, Mary worked with the Young Foundation and a range of other policy and non-profit organisations.... Find out more

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

Paul Sng

Fellow

Paul Sng is a filmmaker and writer of dual British and Singaporean heritage whose work focuses on people who challenge the status quo. In 2015 he founded Velvet Joy Productions to explore the lives and work of individuals who have been neglected, marginalised or misrepresented in the arts and media. His first feature documentary, Sleaford... 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