Sebastian Lawson-Thorp



Sebastian has four years of learning design experience across the corporate sector and public sector in evidence-based health interventions, stakeholder management, training facilitation and innovative learning design.

His current role at NHS Health Scotland involves research, collaborative design with local authorities/third sector and delivery of learning interventions on a variety of health topics; from child poverty, mental health, homelessness, physical activity to addiction for the wider workforce.

Separately, Sebastian also consults for Wayair Foundation. The foundation focuses on building, expanding and developing educational programmes and spaces internationally.

At Dartington Service Design Lab, Sebastian works as an associate researcher supporting ongoing projects. Currently, he is working on the Early Action System Change initiative in Renfrewshire. The first phase of this project looks at mapping the causes of anxiety and depression and coercive control in young people in Renfrewshire.

Sebastian has a keen interest in global and national interventions in Mental Health. He begins an MSc in Global Mental Health at Glasgow University in September 2019.