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In 2018, I organised a tech meet up with Transport for London.  Find out what happened at StakeCamp 2018

My name is Fraser Henderson. I am currently working as Industrial Partnerships Manager for the University of Lincoln but I also do some freelance work as an expert for The Consultation Institute on gigs across the UK . Occasionally I also work for CDI Alliance and as a freelancer on local economic development projects.

In the past I have been instrumental in developing innovative new solutions for government, such as online petitions (winning the European eDemocracy award in 2005).  I have also helped implement the UK's first online health clinic with the City of London Digital Inclusion Team and managed the process of change among staff and service users.

This website is a summary of my work experience, education and past projects. My key interests are in new and emerging technologies, politics, the role of public participation in building democracy, digital government, strategic communications and the interaction between civil society and government.

However, I'm also into hardware - from IoT, to drones and 3D printers.  I'm a dab hand at audio and video production too (Ableton).  I really love gizmos, I have all the latest IoT stuff such as a Ring Pro Video Doorbell, Nest heating and Philips Hue lighting.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Salford in acoustics.  I have basic PHP/SQL/Java and web development skills and am very technically capable with all sort of hardware, having worked in R&D at two major consumer electronics labs – including one which specialises in product testing

I've previously been employed by (in no particular order) - Balfour Beatty, Philips Research, The Wolrd Bank, Dept.BIS & The office of the Deputy PM and The Consumers' Association Research & Testing Centre.

I've worked for even more people - such as various CCGs, the Chinese Government, The EU and European Parliament, RWE, Ricardo AEA....

  • Exposure

    I have mainly worked on new & emerging technology projects/policy in the public sector (worldwide including North Africa & China) - however, I also have experience of technical testing & research in the field of consumer electronics.  I have been UK Ops director for an overseas SaaS company in the CRM/SRM sector and have a couple of my own tech projects on the go: www.skillsaudit.co.uk / www.optioneering.co.uk 

  • Team player

    Experience of leading teams, budget holder.  Institute of Leadership & Management Cert Level 5, 

  • Key skills

    • Project Management (PRINCE2+Agile Quals)
    • Web Dev (PHP/mySQL/Java/WordPress)
    • Digital Engagement
    • Public engagement & consultation
    • Technology consultancy & policy
    • Training