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Dr Anna Whicher

Head of Design Policy, PDR Wales

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As Head of Design Policy, Anna is the lead researcher on policies and programmes for design and innovation at PDR, the International Design and Research Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

From 2009 to 2015, she coordinated the SEE network of 11 European partners sharing international best practice to accelerate the take-up of design in innovation policies and programmes. SEE delivered 112 hands-on workshops to over 1,000 policy-makers across Europe and as a result, the partners integrated design into 18 policies and 48 programmes.

She is also a board member of the Bureau of European Design Associations. Previously, she has worked in UK Parliament, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and for Siemens in Paris.

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