Trustee and Research & Evaluation Committee Chair

Dr Luke Roberts has spent over 20 years in the conflict resolution and restorative practice field working with schools, prisons, police, charities, and communities to address conflict and bullying situations. This led him to create Resolve Consultants Limited to explore how to transform conflict into peace. During this time, he became increasingly concerned that many projects/pilots were not providing long-term benefits to communities.  His PhD focused on Complex Adaptive Systems and how innovation can be sustained in organisations and communities.  Since his PhD he has been working with government policy advisors and agencies such as the Prison Service, NHS Leadership Academy and St John Ambulance on how to scale innovation within and across systems.  He is proud of the work with the Care Leaver Covenant in 2022 on the experiences of those with care experience in the criminal justice system.  This combined his ability to show how systems reproduce inequality with his passion for changing the lived experience of those in the system.   

In 2023, he began work in the USA and has become Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, for Highfive Schools to address violence and increase connection to school communities.

Luke is a visiting lecturer at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Art.

He is author of Leading Schools and Sustaining Innovation:  How to Think Big and Differently in Complex Systems (Routledge, 2024).
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