UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Thomas Underwood

Tom is a student in the 2022-23 cohort of UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP)'s Master of Public Administration (MPA).

"Tom designs and facilitates bespoke change management programmes in the health and care sector as a part of the NHS Horizons team. He is interested in how the NHS collaborates with organisations outside of the formal healthcare system in order to move towards a more preventative model. Currently, he is working on changing the NHS’s role in increasing the physical activity of the population. His academic background is in linguistics, and he has published research on the role of disagreement in policy making. Outside of work, Tom is usually on his bike or talking about his bike."