Kate tobin


kate.tobin@dartington.org.uk | 01803 762400 | @katetobin_ | GLASGOW

Kate leads the Lab’s work in Scotland, and specialises in service design. She works with organisations who are committed to improving their impact through good design and rapid cycle testing of innovations.

Kate joined the Dartington Social Research Unit in 2009, moved into a Service Design Specialist role in the Lab in 2017, and become Director, Scotland in 2019. Over the last ten years Kate has worked on randomised controlled trials, implementation of evidence-based programmes, place-based reform efforts, epidemiological projects, and supported charities to help improve their impact. She is committed to developing human-centred, science-informed design approaches.

Kate has published in School Mental Health, Children and Youth Service Review, International Journal of Conflict and Violence and Child Care in Practice. She holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology and MRes in Research Methods in Psychology from the University of Strathclyde. Kate has been trained in Design Thinking and innovative design methods by the IIT Institute of Design, Chicago.