Ipsos MORI is recruiting a specialist in public engagement
January 10, 2022
In the UK, Ipsos MORI has appointed Reema Patel as Head of Deliberative Engagement. She joins the independent research organization Ada Lovelace Institute.
Ipsos MORI’s work in deliberative engagement includes a formal partnership with Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP) to lead health and data deliberations – the company recently advised the NHS Test and Trace Public Advisory Group and the OneLondon Public Deliberation on the use of health and care Data; as well as research on innovation in online public deliberation and the publication of a guide to best practices in deliberative engagement.
Patel’s career counseling organizations on public engagement have particularly focused on understanding the lived experience and the impacts on underrepresented communities. At the Ada Lovelace Institute, she co-founded and helped build a team of over twenty people over a four-year period, and set up the organization’s public engagement practice. Funded by the Nuffield Foundation, “Ada” specializes in research and public engagement on emerging technologies in data and AI. Patel’s work here included leading a range of large-scale projects around public expectations regarding the use of data for purposes such as facial recognition technology and biometrics, health data, research of human beings. contacts and sharing of business data within the NHS.
Previously, she held public engagement, policy analyst and communications positions at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), the public participation charity Involve, and the New Local Government Network. In her new role, in addition to working on existing and new dialogue and deliberative studies for the current clientele of Ipsos MORI, she will contribute to developing the international engagement offer, building on the work already carried out by Ipsos and by operating its network of 90 countries.
She joins the Ipsos MORI Center for Qualitative Research and Engagement, led by Michelle Mackie, who says: “I am delighted that Reema is joining my team and look forward to working closely with her to continue to make the voice heard. the voice of the public in policy making. Reema is a well-regarded engagement practitioner and has extensive experience on both the committee deliberation and delivery side. Reema has advised the Scottish Government on its COVID-19 public engagement strategy, while also being part of the Bank of England’s Central Bank Digital Currency Engagement Forum and the innovative Citizen Engagement Network of the ‘OECD. Reema has fantastic ideas and plans and the ICHP team and partners are delighted to have her with us.