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Tim Hobbs

Professor Tim Hobbs

Chief Executive, Dartington Service Design Lab

Tim Hobbs is the CEO of Dartington Service Design Lab - an independent research and design charity focused on the practical application of evidence to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.

Tim has spent more than two decades working with numerous public systems, charities and foundations to help shape a series of bold investments and experiments designed to improve child outcomes. Underpinning all his work is a deep commitment to generating and using evidence, fused with human-centred and systemic design approaches.

Tim is also a Visiting Professor at UCL (School of Psychology and Language Sciences) and the Co-Director of Kailo - a youth-led mental health co-design initiative. He holds a first-class BSc in Psychology and Criminology and a PhD in Social and Policy Sciences

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