Halima is an associate fellow at IPPR.
Halima has a background in public service innovation and, in particular, in people powered public services which build on the insights and motivation of citizens and frontline staff. Halima has been a senior official in national, regional and local government at the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, Greater London Authority and Camden Council. She has also worked at Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation for social good, where she was a member of the executive team with a particular focus on health, care and wellbeing.
She advises on public service innovation and is an Affiliated Researcher at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. She also is a trustee of the Mayday Trust and member of the Public Policy Committee at the British Academy.
In 2015, Halima was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Health Sciences by Anglia Ruskin University for her work on people powered health.
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