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Hilary Cottam is an internationally acclaimed innovator and social entrepreneur.

Hilary’s work has touched the lives of many thousands. At its heart is a simple idea, that if we start with people and their human connections we can bring about radical social change.

Award winning work includes: new approaches to ageing; new services to support employment; health services and a prison that reduces re-offending.

Hilary has advised governments, companies and third sector organisations in the UK and internationally. She was educated at Oxford, Sussex and the Open Universities. She was awarded her PhD in 1999 and she was named UK Designer of the Year in 2005.  Her work has been exhibited internationally and her media appearances include the Today programme, Newsnight, CNN, Woman’s Hour and interviews and features in the press. 

Hilary’s forthcoming book Radical Help: How We Can Remake the Relationships Between Us & Revolutionise the Welfare State will be published by LittleBrown in June 2018. Hilary’s recent TED talk is available here   Hilary currently lives and works in London.