Kristy Docherty

Director, Public Services
Engagement & Innovation

Kristy is the Director of Public Services and Sector Engagement Lead at the Edinburgh Futures Institute. She is responsible for leading on strategy and engagement with public, private and third sector organisations involved in the delivery of public services. This specifically involves creating, brokering and building relationships and partnerships in order to create the conditions for effective collaboration and to facilitate data driven innovation – all in support of addressing intractable and systemic societal issues.

Prior to her role at the Futures Institute, Kristy was a Lecturer in Leadership, Strategy and Organisational Behaviour. Her higher education experience and PhD in Collaboration is underpinned by 20+ years’ in practice, spanning the public, private and third sectors where she has held Consultancy and Director level positions for organisations in the Social Housing, Urban Regeneration and Renewable Energy fields.

Kristy is currently working with colleagues from Police Scotland and Public Health Scotland to develop the ‘Scottish Prevention Hub’, an innovative ecosystem focused on reducing inequalities through actions to improve health and wellbeing and establishing a Public Service Innovation Lab. The Hub and Lab will be situated at the Edinburgh Futures Institute.

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