2–5 February 2021


Vicky Gerard

I have ten years experience working internationally with government, civil society, industry and academia to enhance public engagement practices across sectors, from healthcare to ageing to education. My practice is passionately participatory in nature, with the twin goal of strengthening the public engagement strategies of institutions, while enhancing their long term public engagement capabilities, which I do in three ways, through: 1. Research to review the status of design and innovation eco-systems and generate insights to inform the design of appropriate intervention strategies to improve public engagement. 2. Training to build inclusive design and innovation capability within organisations and communities. Such programmes are developed from preliminary insights research. 3. Experimental interventions which support inclusive research and generate dialogue to promote greater inclusion in design and innovation.