Foundation Director, Social Life

Nicola is the director of a centre for expertise on innovation and peacemaking, set up by The Young Foundation in 2012. She was The Young Foundation’s director of local and advisory projects until 2012, leading our programmes with councils and other partner agencies on local social innovation, communities and wellbeing.

Nicola has been a deputy director of the Home Office Anti-Social Behaviour Unit, director of an award-winning youth homelessness charity, and director of policy at Shelter. She has advised agencies across sectors in the UK and internationally.

Nicola is a fellow of the Academy of Urbanism, a Design Council BEE, a member of the Brent Design Advice Panel, and a mentor for Bethnal Green Ventures.


The wellbeing and resilience paradox

Publication Posted on: 1 September 2012

A review of urban Community Land Trusts in England

Publication Posted on: 1 December 2011

Design for Social Sustainability

Publication Posted on: 19 November 2011

Building resilient communities

Publication Posted on: 1 December 2010

Never Again: avoiding the mistakes of the past

Publication Posted on: 30 January 2010


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