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Institute of Ideas
Shirley Dent is an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Ideas, where she was formerly Communications Director. She worked as Head of Communications and Campaigns Advisor for the UK’s phone-paid regulator, where she led work on children and connected devices such as smartphones. Shirley recently set up Spark Mobile – an organisation that uses mobile and digital technology to connect the best ideas with the brightest people, whoever and wherever they are. Her PhD was on William Blake and she has written widely on the arts and technology.