Vicky has been part of the SILK team since 2007 and was involved in setting the lab up, and has worked for Kent County Council for many years before that. Prior to SILK and as part of SILK she has been part of many different teams across the council. SILK is currently part of the Strategic Business Development and Intelligence team and Vicky has been working on a project using the SILK approach to help shape how this team can work with the rest of the organisation.
In the past Vicky has been the project manager for the Bulk Buying and Timebanking projects, and more recently played a vital role in SILK's Dementia work programme.
Demetria joined SILK in 2009 as part of a work experience programme after studying anthropology at university and has since become a permanent member of the team. She has been involved in all of SILK's projects since then, most recently the Dementia programme of work.
Demetria is currently working on projects around creating a young evaluators network for Kent County Council and will be carrying out qualitative research with people who receive care at home over the next few months.
She is due to go on maternity leave from October 2016.
Past team members
Emma coordinated SILK's work programme between 2009-2016. Over the years she contributed to discussion and debate locally, nationally and internationally about social innovation, the role of human-centred design and development in whole systems transformation and creating the conditions for change.
She is continuing to keep in touch with SILK and we wish her all the best. Find her on Twitter @emma_aube
Joe and Sophia were the founders of SILK and were involved in the early years of the SILK project.
Over the course of 2007 and 2008 Sophia worked closely with Kent County Council, building the case for SILK and doing the early work in setting it up. Her passion is in connecting real life experiences to the way that policy is developed and implemented.