Anna is Project Intern at Innovation Unit. She is interested in how innovation can be used to unlock human potential and help people to live healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives. Anna supports our business development team to help ensure our business functions run smoothly and efficiently, and is currently part of the team working with the Health Foundation to facilitate a Collaboration for Health and Wellbeing. Alongside this, she is working on a project for Healthy London Partnerships to test and understand how changes in the obesogenic high street environment could help tackle childhood obesity.
Prior to Innovation Unit, Anna was on the postgraduate social innovation programme Year Here. Through the programme she worked as an employment support worker for a housing association, where she designed and delivered an employability workshop series for long term unemployed people with mental health problems. She also worked as a consultant for Barking and Dagenham council, engaging the community and co-designing a social and economic strategy for an estate in Barking that was due to be regenerated.
Healthy High Streets
How can we make our high streets healthier for children and young people? Innovation Unit announces the three London high streets we’ll be working in to tackle childhood obesity.
Healthcare professionals need to raise the ‘weight issue’
We all recognise the scale of the obesity problem, and that stigma attached to being overweight makes it difficult for people to ask for support, so why aren’t more health professionals identifying the problem and taking action that can help?
The Role of Evidence in Scaling Healthcare Innovation
How can we build trust for healthcare innovations that have the potential to change lives for the better?