Alexis PalaResearch Associate, Y Lab
Alexis is a Research Associate in Public Service and Social Innovation in Y Lab, a partnership between Cardiff University and Nesta. She classifies her craft as ‘design-informed anthropology’ blending participatory design principles with deep insights into people, culture and context. She has worked in a range of inter-disciplinary and international contexts supporting practitioners, people with lived-experience and frequently public servants. The bulk of her methodological experience lay in co-creating alongside persons with intellectual disabilities and persons in situations of homelessness.
Currently her research focuses broadly on innovations in governance and using participatory methods to facilitate more effective and meaningful forms of engagement and participation in public services.