Head of Policy at Ada Lovelace Institute
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy
Imogen Parker is Programme Head for Justice, Rights and Digital Society at the Nuffield Foundation with a mission to improve social wellbeing through research and innovation. She is strategic lead in the development of a new independent institution to consider the ethical issues arising out of data use and AI, in partnership with the Royal Society, the British Academy, the Alan Turing Institute, the Royal Statistical Society, Wellcome, Omidyar Network and Tech UK. She works with partners to create infrastructure for improving the capacity of professionals and institutions to generate, interpret and apply evidence.
Her interest in translating research to policy design and practice can be traced through her previous posts as Interim Head of Policy Research (Citizens and Democracy) at Citizens Advice, Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research and managing Public Services Research at FreshMinds. Imogen has a particular interest in exploring how design and innovation can serve the most vulnerable when it goes with the grain of human behaviour.
She is a Trustee of Revolving Doors, an organisation that works with service users ensure those with multiple problems and poor mental health are supported to reach their full potential, stopping the revolving door of crisis and crime.