Saffron leads the IGP's work on cities. She manages the London Prosperity Board, leads development of the Prosperity Index and directs research and practical projects with the pilot neighbourhoods.
Hannah leads the Hackney Wick research team and coordinates the Citizen Science Working Group.
Dr. Nikolay Mintchev
Nikolay is Post Doctoral Research Associate at the IGP.
Saamah designed the indexing method for the Prosperity Index. He advises and oversees data collection and analysis for the Index.
Ben is responsible for data analysis and compilation of the Prosperity Index. He leads the Olympic Park research team and co-ordinates the work of the London Prosperity Board.
David leads a new Community of Practice involving London Prosperity Board exploring ‘industrial strategy for secure livelihoods in east London'.
Stefan works as Principal Director for Unions and Business at NEF, focusing on industrial strategy and the participation of communities and workforces in decision-making.
Our Citizen Scientists
Sustainable prosperity is a critical policy challenge for the 21st century. What it means and how we make progress towards it are important public issues that should be explored in partnership with local communities.
Citizen scientists are people who live and work in the communities where IGP runs research programmes, wherever we work around the globe. The East London citizen science team work alongside UCL researchers to design research projects, interpret the findings, share the results and develop practical responses to the challenges they find. Our citizens scientists are trained and paid for the work they do.
Akbar Khan - Akbar has been a Bromley By Bow resident all his life. He is currently in his second year of studying an Accounting and Finance degree. He works in the community as a trustee of Factory East Boxing Charity, which he describes as the place he first felt important in, within his community.
Ivy Tanzila - Ivy has lived in Tower Hamlets since birth. She is a career coach with over eight years’ experience working with young people, the homeless, single parents, people with physical/mental health difficulties, migrants and refugees, over 50's and individuals of all educational and skills backgrounds; working across a range of boroughs spanning London. As a result she has a strong knowledge of the issues and barriers facing the local community in reaching prosperity.
Miriam Chapman - Miriam moved to Tower Hamlets in September 2016 to take part in the Year Here Fellowship (postgraduate course in social innovation). As part of this she worked in the digital inclusion team at the Bromley by Bow Centre and helped to set up a community cafe in Hounslow. Alongside the Prosperous Communities project with UCL she is trying her hand at social entrepreneurship and hoping she can create her own community-centred job!
Nesrin Yurtoglu - Nesrin has a background in social psychology and is actively involved in a wide range of local networks. She has a good knowledge of the needs and experiences of communities living in East London where she has been a resident for the last 20 years. She is passionate that everyone living in East London from all ages and backgrounds can make most of the regeneration and can access high quality services/facilities that meet their needs.
Barking and Dagenham
Sue Ansarie - Sue has worked on a number of research projects related to displacement and large social change within communities, including projects on the Aylesbury estate in Elephant and Castle, HS2, and working for Just Space. Her main interests are "social research, working class identities and (dis)empowerment, council estates, housing, planning, social policy, community dynamics, migration flows, displacement and social inequality."
Carrie Svinning - Born in Dagenham and living in Bethnal Green, Carrie has always been aware of the regeneration taking place in these areas and the resulting benefits and conflicts that have occurred. She has worked on projects to support diversifying the creative and cultural workforce, and has been involved in a UCL project to explore access points to employment within the ‘Olympicopolis’ regeneration. She also volunteers in her local area, from working with socially isolated older people to supporting community green-space regeneration.
Leila Lawal - Leila has spent the last eight years working within the London Borough of Newham where she gained experience helping vulnerable and disabled people to stay in control of their lives, developing training programs for health and social care professionals. She is on the board of her Aberfeldy Big Local, which aims to build a tight knit community.
Fatima Uddin - Fatima is currently in her first year at the University of the Arts London, studying Media Communications. She enjoys photography and has a project that compares different areas of London to East London. She works with the London Prosperity Board in order to give a voice to marginalised communities.