Ashoka UK Fellows
Mohammad Al-Ubaydli is reducing the cost of health care, improving patient health outcomes, and reinventing doctor-patient communication. Through Patients Know Best, Mohammad’s technology platform allows patients to securely view their medical records and share their information with other doctors and family members, giving individual patients easy access to and control over their medical data.
Charlie Alcock is taking mental health work out of the clinic and onto the streets, successfully engaging young people involved in gangs and anti-social behaviour. She is revolutionising the way mental health services are delivered to these excluded young people, removing existing barriers to access and bringing all stakeholders together for a new, preventative solution to serious youth violence.
Ken Banks is making real the possibility of SMS-enabled communication for social change organisations across every sector and in every geography.
Camila Batmanghelidjh is taking a holistic, child centred approach to delivering care that empowers the most disturbed children, to rebuild and take
Phil Conway is redesigning the care of disabled children towards a personalised model based on the real needs of children and their families
For over a decade, Emma-Jane Cross has worked throughout the UK to transform the country’s endemic culture of bullying.
Annys Darkwa has identified that stable, quality housing is a key linchpin in the cycle of re-offending, and she is solving this public sector problem with a private sector solution.
Jane Davis is changing the way people relate to literature, to each other and to themselves through a shared reading model called ‘Get Into Reading’, which brings small groups together on a weekly basis to read books and poems aloud. Run in care homes, libraries, hostels, mental health centres, schools and prisons Get Into Reading brings literature to where people are. At the core of Jane’s approach is the insight that reading can be used as a therapeutic tool to help people articulate their thoughts, feelings and life experiences. Through the Get Into Reading model, Jane is therefore redefining the value of literature and the role that reading aloud can play in improving mental health, community and wellbeing.
Al Harris is creating a unique, viral model that encourages and promotes the creation of local, community-run Marine Protected Areas that increases the communities’ quality of life and protect the marine environment.