Christina Cornwell

Christina Cornwell

Senior Associate

Christina joined the Innovation Unit as a Senior Associate in January 2021 after more than 20 years working in policy, strategy, innovation and evaluation in health and social care. Her work has spanned multiple contexts, from working in frontline services and regulation, to supporting the development of social movements and community organisations, to developing policy in central government, both in the UK and in Australia.

Most recently, Christina was the Executive Director with responsibility for Nesta’s portfolio of social, digital and place-based health innovation programmes. There she led multiple innovation programmes, working with charities, social enterprises and movements, as well as policy makers, academics, technologists, practitioners and people with lived experience, to create and scale new solutions to improve health and well-being.

Christina is passionate about improving health and reducing inequalities through the power of co-production with communities, local partners and frontline staff. Her work with the Innovation Unit will involve leading and supporting the design and delivery of a range of innovation projects within and across health and care.