John Dunford

John Dunford

  • Scholar-elect
  • Ireland
  • 2021 MPhil Innovation, Strategy and Organisation
  • King's College

With a greater understanding of how new ideas are generated and social innovations operate we can respond to the biggest challenges of our times in more supportive and positive ways.Since completing a BA in International Relations at Dublin City University and an MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy at the University of Oxford, I have worked to create impact in the third sector. With Greenpeace, Oxfam International, The Syria Campaign and then as CEO of The Developer Society, a nonprofit cooperative delivering tech for good projects, I have had the chance to support hundreds of leading charities and NGOs to use technology to deliver on their missions. I have seen first hand how the power of innovation can drive immense change.At the Cambridge Judge Business School, my research will focus on how social innovations can support refugee resettlement. It is my belief that using innovation and organisational theory to generate knowledge in this area will help create more effective and impactful support for vulnerable people around the world. I am honoured to join the Gates Cambridge community and to have the chance to learn from this amazing cohort.

Previous Education

University of Oxford NSEP 2013
Dublin City University International Relations 2010