Hilary Cottam

Social Entrepreneur, Centre for the Fifth Social Revolution

Social entrepreneur. Author. Innovator. Current work focuses on design of new social systems required to meet dual challenges of technology revolution and climate change with a particular focus on the design of good work. Author of Radical Help (Little Brown 2018) acclaimed book on the future of welfare systems. Recent award winning practice includes new approaches to ageing; employment and chronic health conditions and new services to support families in crisis. Formerly: Founder of Participle, Director of RED at the UK Design Council and a Founding Director of Do Tank and School Works. Also worked for the World Bank. Named UK Designer of the Year in 2005 in recognition of pioneering the field of social design. Young Global Leader PhD in Social Sciences: educated at Oxford, Sussex and the Open University. Visiting Professor at UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.