Imogen Farhan


I joined Reform in October 2018 with a strong interest in social policy and excited to tackle a range of issues at the top of our national agenda. Prior to Reform, I worked on policy and public affairs at IPSE, an organisation that advocates on behalf of the self-employed. At IPSE I was able to work on issues ranging from the ever-growing gig economy, to new challenges to social security, and the future of fulfilling work in a digital age. I have also worked as a Communications Manager for an affordable housing social enterprise, where I was able to dive into the debate on the UK’s housing crisis.

I have an MA in International Relations from the University of St Andrews, and an MSc in Inclusive Development from King’s College London. My MSc research focussed on how careful policymaking can enable social mobility, and emphasised the crucial role of women’s empowerment. It seems that traditional policy responses to social problems are no longer working in wide range of areas; and it is my hope that evidence-based innovation can be more widely adopted.

On a personal note, I am an avid traveller; and I have lived in Vietnam, Switzerland, and Canada. I am most at home outdoors and can often be found at the weekend in one of London’s parks, pointing out each and every dog that passes by (the labradoodles are best).

My favourite reformer is… Eleanor Roosevelt, for being the driving force behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Most likely to say? “Wow, did you see that Golden retriever-Dalmachshund-terrier-cross?”

Areas of interest

  • Welfare
  • Social mobility
  • Education
  • Equality
  • The future of work


Twitter: @imogenfarhan

7th June 2019

#Reformdigitalhealth conference 2019

On 5th June 2019, Reform held its #reformdigitalhealth 2019 conference, 'Unlocking the promise of digital health'. It explored what we can learn from failures in digital health, getting the implementation right and reimagining the future of healthcare. 

The event brought together a range of voices including patients, public service leaders, businesses and future thinkers. 

You can find videos and highlights from the day below.