Jahaan Abdurahman

Jahaan Abdurahman

Innovation Consultant

Jahaan is passionate about the experiences of marginalised individuals and communities and how methods of innovation, such as co-creation, can be used to facilitate real social change.

She is currently supporting the DfE Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme. She also forms part of the Health Anchors Learning Network team, where she facilitates a growing understanding of how NHS organisations can effectively adopt and implement anchor missions.

Before joining IU, Jahaan had diverse career experiences. Her early career was in social entrepreneurship, where she focused on co-creating social innovations with local communities. Later, while working in technology, she harnessed its power for good through initiatives such as digital transformation in large charities. In recent years, Jahaan has used her academic background in psychology to explore the intersection of psychology and social justice, and its application in therapeutic practice.

Outside of work, you can find Jahaan engrossed in a few good books, spending time with her (very clingy) cat and exploring the beaches and parks nearby with her partner.