Dr. Alison Prendiville is a Reader at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. Her research interests include anthropology and design of service in public and third sector organisations, particularly in the areas of health and social care. She has recently completed as Co-Investigator, the AHRC funded research Mapping and Developing Service Design Research in the UK and the DeSID (Design for Service Innovation and Development ) project. Currently she is working as Co-Investigator on the AHRC funded Public Collaboration Lab with Central St Martins and Camden Council. She has considerable experience running workshops both nationally and internationally. She is also a regular contributor to Ordnance Survery’s Geovation Challenge as a judge, to evaluate the use of OS open data in the creation of socially driven location specific services. She has an MA (RCA) in Design Management and an MSc in Digital Anthropology from UCL.