Innovation Consultant and Service Designer
Savannah is an experienced project manager and problem solver. She uses cross-sector collaboration, social innovation and service design approaches to support clients in tackling systemic inequalities.
Savannah works across the Innovation Unit portfolio with specific expertise in the social determinants of health. Recently she’s led projects which have involved: leading work with Sport England to grow and embed their innovative culture and youth voice offer; supporting anchor institutions to use their resource and influence to benefit local communities through leading the Health Anchors Learning Network; up-skilling Local Authority staff on ethnography and prototyping to mitigate the impact of rising Cost of Living; co-designing improved support for frequent attendees of A&E; and running a learning programme for charities who are developing sustainable equity-focused partnerships with statutory organisations.
Prior to Innovation Unit Savannah has held positions in politics, both within parliament and for an external campaigns group, and influenced NHS and DHSC policy when working for a national coalition of health and social care charities.
Outside of work Savannah enjoys volunteering as a vaccinator, organising and attending LGBTQ+ events, and spending as much time around dogs as possible.