Julia Slay

Senior Researcher and Programme Manager, Social Policy

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Team: Social Policy

Julia has worked at NEF since October 2009, and is a Senior Researcher and the programme manager for the Social Policy team. Julia has written extensively on public sector reform and innovation, the impact of austerity, commissioning and how local areas can tackle poverty and inequality.

Her current work includes a project with the Cabinet Office on how to strategically embed social action, acting as co-chair of a Fairness Commission, and piloting a new project called the School for Local Government Innovators, which puts new economics into practice at a local level.

Publication // April 22, 2016

The Art of Commissioning

How commissioners can release the potential of the arts and cultural sector


Blog post // April 21, 2016

How can arts and culture improve our public services?

Creativity, participation and well-being – three things our local services need to deliver More

Blog post // February 10, 2016

People, not medicine, will save the NHS

NEF part of major new project to explore social movements in health More