Christine Owen

Senior Manager

Christine joined the People Powered Results team at Nesta in 2020 to lead the team’s work in Scotland, working closely with the Nesta in Scotland team.

There is now a portfolio of programmes established in Scotland, harnessing people powered results approaches, supporting place based learning and  innovation. Much of the portfolio’s work has been focused on support for organisations following on from Covid-19, adopting People Powered approaches to listen and learn from staff and empower communities, shifting relationships between communities, statutory services and community anchor organisations and learning from the third sector’s experience and response to Covid-19.

Christine trained as an occupational therapist and has a clinical leadership, academic, user research and improvement science background. She has used these different modes of working to support large scale change programmes across the public sector and communities. 

In her spare time she is a trustee on the Board of Directors for Carr Gomm a leading Scottish social care and community development charity and has worked as a volunteer therapist for a charity which supports migrant Myanmar families with children who have cerebral palsy.  

She loves the great outdoors, travelling and music (please note zoom background!) and most importantly tries very hard to get better at parenting a teenage son!

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