Miranda Dixon

Location: London, UK

Miranda leads the collective practice at brink. She nerds out every day on understanding and practising bringing people together to be greater than the sum of their parts to solve gnarly social challenges.  We believe that in order for sustainable inclusive change to happen we need to get the right voices in the room. She builds the conditions, incentives and methods to make inclusive collaboration possible across all of the work we do at Brink. Miranda is responsible for practising understanding and codifying how to bring people together and support them to achieve collective learning, produce powerful collective intelligence and move towards collective action.

Miranda has 10 years experience working in social innovation at many angles, levels and many topic areas including health, energy, circular economy and humanitarianism. Whether it’s within community organisations, national charities, the UK’s national health service, governments, regulatory bodies and now global communities, she has always focused on bringing people together to co-create better futures and reduce systemic inequalities. She weaves her university training in design at Kingston University and social entrepreneurship with Year Here into her evolving practice that combines service design, user research, coaching and community development.

Whilst training as a life coach, Miranda realised how many young people want to work in social good but struggle to understand how, where and what would make them feel like they would ‘qualify’ to do so. She took this insight, along with a pet peeve of outdated perceptions of those that work in ‘do good’ jobs, to publish a podcast series about creative routes into social impact careers. She wanted to shed light on the diversity of roles that exist that also happen to have a positive impact on the world in an effort to make everyone work to do good.

Questions Miranda is exploring in their work right now:

  • How might a global group of social entrepreneurs create a new market that brings oxygen to underserved and low-resourced communities?
  • How might fostering networks within governments build frontier tech and innovation capabilities across a department in a way that trickles into all of their work?
  • What is the future of community and how might we need to change how we convene to more effectively tackle the problems of today and the future?