Co-Director, Institute of Imagination
Tom is currently Co-Director (Experience and Learning) at the Institute of Imagination (iOi) which designs award winning creative learning experiences across the arts, sciences and digital technologies for children, schools and families. A social innovator, Tom Doust has spent his 20 year career designing and delivering creative multi-stakeholder programmes with children, young people, families, schools and communities across the education, design and cultural sectors. He is founder of the social action charity Envision and led a national education school design programme with the Sorrell Foundation. In 2013 he was a Clore Fellow with Nesta where he explored impact investment and digital learning across the education spectrum. In 2015 he was winner of the Knee High Design Challenge supported by Guy's and St. Thomas' Innovation Charity, working with the Design Council. Tom is passionate about the power of imagination and creativity, something he spoke on in his 2018 TEDx talk titled 'The Art of Mind-Wandering'.