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Madeleine Gabriel

Head of Inclusive Innovation, Nesta

Madeleine Gabriel leads research and policy projects that explore how new models of innovation can tackle big social challenges. She is passionately interested in the relationship between innovation and inequality, and in exploring the role that innovation - and innovation policy - can play in promoting greater equality.

Before joining Nesta early in 2014, Madeleine was Head of Impact, Research and Evaluation at UnLtd, where she developed new ways of measuring the organisation’s impact and led its programme of research on social entrepreneurship.

Prior to UnLtd, Madeleine spent nine years at public policy consultancy Shared Intelligence, where she carried out research and evaluation for a wide range of clients in local and central government, the NHS, non-departmental public bodies and charities, working on everything from health inequalities and social investment to libraries and public toilet provision.


  • –present
    Head of Inclusive Innovation, Nesta