Joanna is Director of Design and Innovation at the RSA. She is responsible for championing how design for social innovation is applied across the RSA community and programmes to create a better future.
Joanna is a leading social designer with four hats: practitioner, researcher, thought leader, and educator; with 15 years of experience in the UK and Lebanon. Prior to joining the RSA, Joanna was Health Director at FutureGov, and had spent 10 years leading Uscreates – a pioneering design agency for health and wellbeing – through growth and onto acquisition, alongside co-founders Zoe Stanton and Mary Cook. In 2015, Joanna completed a PhD on design for social integration at the University of the Arts London. Alongside research and practice, Joanna is a supervisor and visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art, the University of the Arts London, Ravensbourne University and Kingston University. She is also a Mega Mentor, and founder of micro-social enterprise Design My Family Tree.