Kathleen Stokes is a senior researcher at Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, where she is leading on policy and research work on the collaborative economy. She has previously led research on social innovation, education, health, and technology. Her recent publications include Making sense of the UK collaborative economy and Open dataset of UK makerspaces: a user’s guide.
Prior to Nesta, Kathleen was the researcher for Charles Leadbeater’s book Innovation in Education: Lessons from Pioneers Around the World. She has also worked as a researcher and project developer for initiatives in academia, government and the third sector in Canada and the UK. Outside of work, Kathleen is a founder and member of the Point People, an experimental organisation that builds and connects networks to make positive change.