John Loder

Head of Strategy, Health Lab at Nesta

Head of Strategy, Health Lab, Nesta
Policy Fellow Alumnus, Centre for Science and Policy

John Loder is Head of Strategy in the Health Lab at Nesta, having worked in Nesta’s Health and Ageing team since November 2013. He works on the Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund on finding ways to use the skills and enthusiasm of the citizens to solve the problems generated by long-term conditions and an ageing population. He has a particular interest in the potential of data and information to improve healthcare, and co-wrote Dr Know: a Knowledge Commons in Health, looking at the potential for new ways of creating and using knowledge in healthcare.

Before joining Nesta, John led the health team at the Young Foundation from 2011-13. His main focus was on innovation in healthcare, including working directly with healthcare innovators, helping health institutions create an environment for innovation, and writing about innovations that need championing. He also worked on social impact measurement, social finance, education and youth interventions, and was the lead author on the Young Foundation’s first paper on Social Impact Bonds in 2010. Previously John was a partner in an investment fund. He holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from LSE (2009) and a BA in Physics and Philosophy from Oxford (2000).