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I’m founder of EMERGING FIELD, an innovation agency that blends service design, strategy development, research and innovation with a detailed understanding of public and social issues.

I have a deep understanding of social impact having worked on open data, civil society and social exclusion policy. I’ve helped government departments to release open data and run an accelerator programme for startups to use government open data. Previously, I’ve worked for the Cabinet Office, Nesta and the Government Digital Service. I’m a trained Product Manager and have a background in qualitative research and social psychology.

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EMERGING FIELD (2019 - PRESENT)

I founded Emerging Field in 2019. Emerging Field works with organisations to create new ways of working and collaborating. Our work focuses on people, processes and governance - getting these right can deliver just as much as a technical transformation. We blend service design, strategy development, research and innovation with a detailed understanding of public and social issues. Find out more about our work here.

Writing

Jun 18, 2018 - Customer journey mapping as a tool for data discovery

Mar 3, 2018 - The next phase of open data transformation in the public sector

Nov 22, 2017 - We’ll need more than £40m a year to get free maps — specifically politicians willing to share

Feb 15, 2017 - Data as Blood

Dec 17, 2015 - When is your problem a ‘Challenge’?

Earlier Work

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DATA TRUST PILOT (2019)

Client: Open Data Institute

I was the lead consultant for the Open Data Institute on their pilot with the Greater London Authority and the Royal Borough of Greenwich exploring the feasibility of data trust for London. The full report from this pilot can be found here.

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