Rowan Conway is a Policy Fellow and Visiting Professor of Strategic Design, leading the Transformation by Design module of the MPA in Innovation, Public Policy and Public Value.
Prior to joining UCL, Rowan was Director of Innovation at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) where she set up the RSA Lab, an experimental space using design methods to explore, prototype and test research insights and policy ideas with government agencies, NGOs, academic partners, NHS Trusts, businesses and social enterprises. She designed and led a range of action research programmes on the future of work, deliberative democracy, tech and society, circular economy and systems innovation. Prior to that she has 15 years’ experience leading a wide range of design and engagement processes, notably the as part of the Design Team for London 2012 Olympic Park. Alongside this, she holds an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice from the University of Bath and is a PhD Candidate at IIPP.
- Mission Oriented Innovation in the USA - Shaping markets toward grand challenges: a new industrial policy frontier (withMariana Mazzucato and Dr. Antonio Andreoni) (2021)
- A new Bauhaus for a Green Deal (with Christian Bason, Dan Hill and Mariana Mazzucato) (2020)
- Creating and Measuring dynamic public value at the BBC (with Mariana Mazzucato) (2020)
- The Impact Entrepreneur: Building a New Platform for Economic Security in Work (2019)
- Move Fast and Fix Things (2018).
- From Design Thinking to Systems Change (2017)
- Reimagining public value with the BBC (2021)
- Mission Oriented Innovation Bootcamp with the OECD (2020)
- Mission Oriented Innovation in a Time of COVID (2020)
- Alternative ways to evaluate public value: Measuring missions and capturing market-shaping effects
- Mission Oriented Innovation | Jeffrey Sachs, Mariana Mazzucato, Carlota Perez, Rowan Conway | RSA Replay
- Think Like a system, act like an entrepreneur – presentation at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Annual Summit 2017.
- How to be an Impact Entrepreneur | Rowan Conway | RSA Replay (from 16 minutes in)