Anna Davies

Senior Research Associate Team: Research

Anna is a Senior Research Associate.

Anna joined the Young Foundation to work within the research team, specifically on the TEPSIE project – a three year research initiative that will see the Young Foundation work with a consortium of partners to map the field of social innovation, developing tools, methods and policies to help inform future EU strategies.

Prior to joining the Young Foundation, Anna worked as a Research Manager at Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California, a research and consulting group that helps organisations anticipate and plan for future disruptions in their industries. Here she focused on projects looking at the future of work, work skills and education. While in the US she also gained experience as a research assistant within the Liberation Technology Program at Stanford University which looks at the social and political implications of networked technologies.

In the UK, Anna was a consultant with Good Business, a corporate responsibility agency that helps companies to identify and manage their social and environmental impacts. She also spent a year in Westminster working for Liberal Democrat Paul Burstow MP.

Anna has a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford and an MA in Philosophy of Religion from Kings College London.

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Read blog posts by Anna

Read Anna’s article for the Guardian Social Enterprise Network, ‘Why scaling up is not always about growth’