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Non-Executive Director

Professor Lady Cooper OBE

Professor Rachel Cooper OBE is a member of Future Cities Catapult's board.

Rachel is Distinguished Professor of Design Management and Policy at Lancaster University, where she is a director of ImaginationLancaster, a design-led research lab conducting applied and theoretical research into people, products, places and their interactions and she writes extensively on these topics, especially in relation to future cities, mobilities and digital transformation. She has undertaken a number of roles related to her research such as Academic Lead for the N8 universities on Urban Living Research, member of the 2014 Blackett review on the Internet of Things, a Lead Expert for the UK Government Foresight programme on the Future of Cities, and member of Academy of Medical Sciences Working group addressing ‘the health of the public 2040’. She is currently a member of the International Council for Science, Scientific Committee for Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment.

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