Joanna Choukeir

Joanna Choukeir

Director of Design and Innovation at the royal society for arts, manufactures and commerce (RSA)

Joanna is responsible for championing how design for social innovation is applied across the RSA community and programmes to create a better future.

She is a leading social designer with four hats: practitioner, researcher, thought leader, and educator; with 15 years of experience in the UK and Lebanon.

Prior to joining the RSA, Joanna was Health Director at FutureGov, and had spent 10 years leading Uscreates – a pioneering design agency for health and wellbeing – through growth and onto acquisition, alongside co-founders Zoe Stanton and Mary Cook.

In 2015, Joanna completed a PhD on design for social integration at the University of the Arts London.

Alongside research and practice, Joanna is a supervisor and visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art, the University of the Arts London, Ravensbourne University and Kingston University. She is also a Mega Mentor, and founder of micro-social enterprise Design My Family Tree.