UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


George Dibb

Dr George Dibb is a Policy Associate at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP).

George Dibb Bio
George is Associate Director and Head of the Centre for Economic Justice at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).


George was Head of Industrial Strategy and Policy Engagement, a joint position between UCL IIPP and UCL Public Policy in the Office of the Vice-Provost (Research). George’s role involved co-ordinating the academic policy engagement from across UCL into the government’s Industrial Strategy, from AI in healthcare to the future of mobility. George acted as the secretariat of the UCL Commission on Mission-Oriented Innovation and Industrial Strategy (MOIIS) and the UCL Commission on Green Innovation Policy. George’s joint position also involved overseeing the policy engagement of the new UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP), with the founder and director, Professor Mariana Mazzucato.


George joined UCL in 2018 from the cross-party think-tank Policy Connect having previously worked in industrial, technology, manufacturing & innovation policy. George holds a PhD in Physics from Imperial College London in novel photovoltaic technologies, and previously worked as a research scientist at the National Physical Laboratory.