UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Sarah Doyle

Sarah Doyle is Director’s Chief of Staff / Director’s Head of Policy at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP).

Sarah Doyle
Sarah is Chief of Staff to Mariana Mazzucato – Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London and Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. In this role, Sarah oversees the Director’s team and supports Professor Mazzucato’s work to advance a new approach to innovation-led inclusive and sustainable growth, working with partners around the world.

Previously, Sarah was the Director of Policy + Research at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship at Toronto Metropolitan University, where she led the development of a research agenda aimed at helping to build an inclusive innovation-driven economy in Canada and oversaw the work of an interdisciplinary team of economists, social scientists and designers. As Senior Manager at the Centre for Impact Investing at the MaRS Discovery District, she collaborated with community, government and private sector stakeholders to advance policy solutions aimed at enabling a wider spectrum of investment and business models aligned with public benefit outcomes. Sarah also worked as a civil servant in the Government of Canada for over five years, including in Canada’s Privy Council Office, developing advice for the Prime Minister on a range of policy issues, and at Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Sarah has served on several boards, including with The Neighbourhood Group. She holds a Master of Science in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she was a Commonwealth Scholar.