Sophie Thomas is director of Design in the Action Research Centre at the RSA and project director of The Great Recovery project. She has been working in the fields of sustainable design, behaviour change and material process through her design agency, Thomas.Matthews ltd for over 16 years and as Director of Design for Useful Simple Projects.
She has worked with complex and multi-layered clients from the public consultation programme for the Olympic Park Legacy Masterplan, to the wayfinding signage and identity for the amazing Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.
Sophie has assisted global businesses and UK government organisations to define the role of designers within discussions around waste streams, resource efficiency and circular economies. She's worked with major organisations and corporations on new models for circular business, internal communication of sustainable systems and external sustainability campaigns.