Marnie Freeman is Director and founder of the ethnography, community and co-design department. She thinks about how the Lab can build out and use participatory and ethnographic methods to address questions around community cohesion, EDI, reducing isolation and social and cultural mixing. She has 20 years of experience in Participatory Research Design, Community Development and Qualitative Project Delivery and Evaluation, working for the UN, local councils, NGOs, charities and commercial organisations. Her expertise lies in working with children, young people, families and refugee communities. She also loves her boys, lake swimming and being upside down. Marnie’s academic background is in Social Anthropology and her MSc from SOAS London is in the Political Economy of Violence, Conflict and Development.