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Shabira is the Founder of People Street, an agile community development start-up making inclusive design achievable. She has extensive experience of designing and delivering innovations tackling inequity and exclusion. Working to tackle big problems through cooperation, Shabira has advised the private sector, local authorities, health systems, government bodies, service commissioners and charities on how to build equitable innovations, with a focus on inclusion of underrepresented voices, sustainability, and impact.


Shabira has held senior positions at national, regional, and local level including NHSX, Best Beginnings and Social Action for Health. In the height of the pandemic, Shabira convened the People Street team to support NHSX achieve inclusive user research and has since launched the People Panel to bring underrepresented voices together with service designers.

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Pronouns: She/Her