Formerly: CEO Nesta, 2011-19; founder and Director, Demos, a think-tank; 1997-2004, with UK government including Director, Strategy Unit and Head, Policy, Prime Minister's office under Tony Blair; first CEO of the Young Foundation; Chief Adviser to Gordon Brown; lecturer in telecommunications; investment executive; Reporter, BBC TV and radio. Visiting Professor, LSE, UCL, Melbourne University and regular lecturer, China Executive Leadership Academy. Senior Visiting Scholar, Harvard (2015-18). co-founder of Social Innovation Exchange, Action for Happiness, Uprising, former board member Big Society Capital, Work Foundation, Design Council, Political Quarterly, Involve. Author of many books, including 'Big Mind: How Collective Intelligence can Change the World', Princeton University Press, 2018 and 'Social Innovation; how societies find the power to change', Policy Press, 2019
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University College London (UCL) was founded in London to open up education to all on equal terms and to bring the benefits of learning to society. Its research and innovative teaching drive entrepreneurial solutions to the world's major problems. UCL is among the world's top universities, as reflected in performance in a range of rankings and tables. It has 8,000 staff and 25,000 students and has seen 21 Nobel Prize winners emerge from the college community.