Saffron Woodcraft


Saffron leads a long-term research and innovation programme about sustainable prosperity in East London at UCL’s Institute for Global Prosperity.  She convenes the London Prosperity Board, a partnership between UCL, government, businesses and communities to re-think what prosperity means for London’s neighbourhoods. 

Saffron lead the Young Foundation’s work on communities for several years before establishing Social Life, a social enterprise set up by the Foundation in 2012 to become a specialist centre of research about the social life of communities. 

She is an anthropologist with a long-term interest in examining how communities are affected by regeneration.