Affiliated Researchers

Halima Khan

Affiliated Researcher

Halima Khan is Executive Director for Communities and Skills at the Greater London Authority. She is  responsible for adult skills, social policy, civil society, children and young people, and public health during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prior to joining City Hall, Halima worked at Nesta where she led work on health and wellbeing and People Powered Results. She previously worked at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in the Cabinet Office, and in local government at Camden Council in London.

Halima studied Geography at Jesus College, Oxford and has an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. She has held non-executive roles at Diabetes UK and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. In 2015, Halima was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Health Sciences by Anglia Ruskin University.

Halima’s interests are in approaches to public service innovation which incorporate the insights of citizens and frontline staff, and which build social capital and wellbeing.