Loren was employed as the new Trust Executive for The Indigo Trust on October 4th 2010 to coincide with a shift in the Trust’s focus towards using ICT to encourage democratic transparency, adult literacy and to stimulate other avenues for development.
Since completing a PhD in breast cancer research at Cambridge University, Loren has pursued a challenging and varied career. She has managed and consulted on a variety of development projects in East Africa (predominantly Uganda and Tanzania), overseeing the complete project cycle. Her focus has included income generation, education, youth empowerment, HIV/AIDS, peer education, public health, the environment, human rights, ICT and a variety of other issues.
Loren has also managed a £2.6 million, Big Lottery funded Health Programme at The Foyer Federation and expanded the organisation’s research, policy and innovation capacities. She is also currently a Research Associate for Demos, where she conducts social research on a variety of issues including issues impacting upon young people, employment, health and development.
Loren holds a First Class BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences from Birmingham University, where she obtained the top First and several awards (John Jinks and Farmer).