Tim Hobbs, PhD

Lab Director - Tim is responsible for shaping the ideas and strategic direction of the Lab and for the general oversight and running of the charity.

Contact

tim.hobbs@dartington.org.uk

07856 686820

Dartington, Devon

Tim has spent over a decade working with numerous public systems, charities and foundations to help shape a series of bold investments and experiments designed to improve child outcomes. He is passionate about fusing science-based and user-centred design approaches to system reform and service design.

Tim joined the Dartington Social Research Unit as a researcher in 2004, later becoming Head of Data and Analytics. He was appointed as the first Director of the Dartington Service Design Lab in April 2017. He holds a first-class BSc in Psychology and Criminology and a PhD in Social and Policy Sciences. Alongside Nick Axford, Tim is a recipient of the Kammerman and Khan Award from the International Society of Child Indicators. He is a 2016 Clore Social Fellow.

In his spare time Tim enjoys camping and surfing in Devon and Cornwall, and reading a mixture of high-brow literature and dubious quality Sci-Fi.

Some of his work

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