Matt Thomas


Matt is a researcher and writer based in London. He currently works at the intersection of strategic foresight and data science for the British Red Cross, focussing on crisis-affected people in the UK. Matt also writes a column for anthropology magazine SAPIENS, exploring the human side of the so-called artificial intelligence revolution

Matt joined the IARAN for the opportunity to meet and collaborate with foresight experts from across the humanitarian ecosystem

Current Projects

  • Interactive maps showing British Red Cross’s presence across the UK along with the need for their services

  • A risk map of loneliness in the UK

  • Foresight research, in the form of horizon scanning, think pieces and ‘sense-making’ analyses